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 'Tasmania 40° South' magazine.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in 'Tasmania 40°South'. A selection of the best entries will be published in 'Forty South Short Story Anthology 2018'.
Entry forms and terms can be downloaded from www.fortysouth.com.au