If your short story is selected for the anthology and you live in the Hunter LGA you are eligible for one of these prizes:
2021 Newcastle Short Story Award
$7500 in prizes
2022 Competition now open for entries here
Competition judge, Amanda O’Callaghan
Amanda’s short fiction has been published and won awards in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Her work has been awarded and shortlisted in the Bridport Prize, Carmel Bird Award, E J Brady Award, Bristol Prize, Bath Flash Fiction Award, Fish Short Story Prize, Aeon Award, Flash 500 Award, and others. She is a recipient of a Queensland Writers Fellowship. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Queensland. Her short story collection, This Taste for Silence (UQP, 2019), was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction (2019). She lives in Brisbane.
Competition judge, Jay Carmichael
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Highly Commended Award
$250 prize pack: latest Kindle, microphone and headphones
$100 Booktopia Voucher
$250 wine voucher
A 6 pack of Varietal Pepper Tree Wines plus a voucher (valued at $120) to The Vault for a ‘Best of Four Worlds’ Tasting for 4 people.
A case of wine
$100 Cellar Door Voucher
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