OCTOBER 14 2011, Stringybark Australian History Short Story Award, A$300
by David Vernon
Australian history is endlessly fascinating, despite what some of us learnt at school. Stringybark Stories invites you to write a short story that explores any aspect of Australian history. It may be a short story set sometime in the past with history being but a backdrop. It may be a story set in the midst of the battle for the Eureka Stockade or perhaps a story exploring post war migration or maybe the home front during World War I or the trials of a pioneering wife out the back o’ Bourke, or, or, or...
The Stringybark Australian History Short Story Award 2011 will be presented to the writer whose story entertains the judges the most. International entries are most welcome.
The Stringybark Australian History Short Story Award 2011 offers the winner A$300 cash, a certificate, publication and a free copy of the anthology (both paper back and e-book). The second prize winner receives A$125 cash, a certificate, publication and a free copy of the anthology (both paper back and e-book) and the third prize winner receives $50 cash, a certificate, publication and a free copy of the anthology (both paper back and e-book). Authors of highly commended stories may also be invited to have their stories published.
There is an entry fee of $9.50 for one story, $17 for two stories or $22.50 for a maximum of three stories.
Stories must be sent via email. Closing date for entries is 14 October 2011. Winners will be notified by 21 December 2011. The word limit is 1800 words.
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