Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme.
The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of Forty South Tasmania magazine.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Forty South Tasmania (online). A selection of the best entries will be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2024.
Submissions close 14 February 2024 5pm AEDT.
For more information about the prize and how to submit, visit the Forty South website here.