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Submit a short story up to 2000 words. Open theme.

Closes 8pm (AEST), Monday 4th Feb 2019

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Judges: Annabel Smith and Tim Richards (learn more below)

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Prizes
1st Prize

$3000

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2nd Prize

$1700

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3rd Prize

$1000

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$250

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$200

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$200

Highly Commended

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$100

Commended

Awarded by Elliot Watson Financial Planning

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$100

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Awarded by Dymocks Charlestown

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A case of wine

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$100 Cellar Door Voucher

Local Award

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Newcastle Short STory Award judge Annabel Smith

Competition judge, Annabel Smith

is the author of Whiskey & Charlie (published in Australia as Whisky Charlie Foxtrot) digital interactive novel/app The Ark, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards.

Her short fiction and non-fiction has been published in iconic journals Southerly and Westerly, and she was selected as a writer-in-residence at Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and the Fellowship of Australian Writers. She has been a panellist and chair at Melbourne Writers Festival, Perth Writers Festival and regional festivals in Albany and Margaret River.

Annabel holds a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University, she is an Australia Council Creative Australia Fellow, and a member of the editorial board of Margaret River Press.

 

Competition judge, Tim Richards

 

Tim Richards is a Melbourne-based script assessor, screenwriting teacher, and short story writer.

He is the author of three collections:

Letters to Francesca (1996), Duckness (1998), and Thought Crimes (2011).

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