The Australian Literature Review is running monthly short story competitions for September, October and November 2011.
Stories should be 1,000-3,000 words in length and fit the theme for the relevant month. Stories should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attached document or in the body of the email. Multiple entries per month are permitted but don’t submit the same story for more than one month. Stories are due by midnight on the 20th of each month and the winner will be announced on the 30th of each month.
October (theme: Espionage and Deceit)
Stories should have a strong element of spying, secret infiltration of other people’s activities, or dishonestly associating with people. This doesn’t have to be government espionage. For example, a member of one team, business, organisation, friendship group, or family infiltrating another to gain knowledge or evidence, to sabotage or achieve other goals.
Prize: a book pack (titles below) courtesy of Hachette Australia.
Entry is free.
Writers from outside Australia are welcome to enter to have your story displayed on the site but only writers living in Australia are eligible for the monthly prize. International writers should indicate in your email if you live outside Australia.
Also, Hachette Australia’s Worse Things Happen at Sea Competition is running until October 31st for 700-1200 word true stories. The prize includes the winner’s story being read out loud by William McInnes (Blue Heelers) and put online, the winning story published on the Hachette Australia website, and more. Further details are available at http://www.hachette.com.au/division/hodder/wthas.
The Australian Literature Review