Short Story Comp: Rural or Small Town Setting

This month The Australian Literature Review is accepting submissions for best short story with a rural or small town setting (1000-3000 words), as part of the Short Story Competition running in Sep, Oct and Nov.

The winner will receive personal feedback from Fleur McDonald on their short story (400-500 words) and a $250 Angus & Robertson voucher.

You can find rural and small town reading suggestions at Reading the synopses for the suggested novels may also help you with ideas for your own story, but keep in mind that your story does not have to follow the kinds of rural or small town fiction which has previously been published – your story can be on any topic in any style as long as it is has a rural or small town setting.

You can also read Nicole Alexander’s article Writing Rural Fiction.

Entries are due by midnight September 20th and the winner will be announced on September 30th.

In October the best realistic (non-supernatural) horror story will receive feedback from JJ Cooper and a $250 A&R voucher. In November the best adventure story will receive feedback from Tony Park and a $250 A&R voucher.

Happy writing!


The Australian Literature Review

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