Short Story Competitions – March, April, May

Many writers around Australia are saying they would love feedback on their fiction from commercially published authors.
Well, AusLit has listened and is proud to bring you a round of monthly short story comps in which you can win feedback from commercially published authors and a publisher/editor.

The winner each month will receive feedback of 400-500 words on their short story by two of three fiction writing professionals, as well as a prize valued around $200.
With your entry, indicate which 2 of the 3 writing professionals for that month you would like to receive feedback from if you win.
The runner up for each month will receive feedback from the writing professional not in the two picked by the winning writer.

This is a great opportunity for writers to get not only high quality professional advice on your story but also a second opinion.

Stories should be 1000 – 3000 words in length and submitted to auslit@hotmail.com by midnight on the 20th of the relevant month. The winner will be announce on the 30th each month. Stories can be submitted as a document attached to your email or in the body of the email itself. There are no special formatting requirements.

March – Theme: Suspense (keep the reader guessing, and caring about, what will happen next)

Winner: Feedback on your story from your choice of 2 of the following 3 fiction writing professionals, plus a Kindle ereader (3G + WiFi).
Runner up: Feedback on your story from the fiction writing professional not chosen by the winning writer.

Katherine Howell
Michael Gerard Bauer
Lia Weston

April – Theme: Teen/Young Adult (a story intended for teen/young adult readers)

Winner: Feedback on your story from your choice of 2 of the following 3 fiction writing professionals, plus a bookpack valued around $200 courtesy of Random House Australia.
Runner up: Feedback on your story from the fiction writing professional not chosen by the winning writer.

Sara Foster
Michael Pryor
Zoe Walton

May – Theme: Troubled family relationship (can be any kind of story as long as conflict between family members is a major part of the story)

Winner: Feedback on your story from your choice of 2 of the following 3 fiction writing professionals, plus a Kindle ereader (3G + WiFi).
Runner up: Feedback on your story from the fiction writing professional not chosen by the winning writer.

Michael White
Rebecca James
Bernadette Kelly

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21 Responses to Short Story Competitions – March, April, May

  1. Kathryn says:

    Is there a limit to the number of entries? 🙂

    • auslit says:

      There is no limit to the number of short stories you can submit. The easiest way is just to attach multiple stories to the same email.

      Keep in mind, some other competitions and publications won’t accept stories under consideration elsewhere – so, if you have lots of stories, maybe send a few stories you consider most appropriate so you can still submit elsewhere at the same time.

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  3. Cat says:

    Do you have to be an Australian citizen to enter the contest?

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  15. michelle says:

    will you have anymore writing competitions for the rest of the year ?

  16. Questionable Citizen Ship with many Tattooes says:

    Hi,
    When does the next competition for June come out?

  17. auslit says:

    There should be another round of short story competitions this year (but not in June).
    The easiest way to keep up to date with AusLit competitions is to become a friend on Facebook (Aus Lit) or follower on Twitter (@AusLit).

    Meanwhile, submissions of 4,000-10,000 word stories are being accepted for a comedy anthology and a Christmas horror anthology (with royalties for the authors).
    You can find further details on the submit page (https://auslit.net/submit).

  18. Cherry huggett says:

    Are you still running short story competitions?
    Cherry

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