Entries are now open for the 2015 AlburyCity Short Story Award. The theme for the competition is 'Journeys'. We are thrilled to have Andrew McGahan select this year's winning stories.
Word limit: Up to 3000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: First prize $1000; prizes awarded for highly commended entries
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 22 July 2015
Entries are now open for the 2015 Nano Competition.
Word limit: 50 words exactly (excluding the title)
Theme: You must include the word 'space' in the story (or a derivative: spaced, spacing, spacious, spatial, spaces)
Categories: Grades 3 – 4, Grades 5 – 6, Grades 7 - 8, and Open (all ages)NB: All Nano competition entrants must live within 100km of Albury
Prizes: Generous book voucher prizes in each category
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 29 July 2015
The HotHouse-La Trobe monologue competition is now open.
Established and emerging playwrights are invited to submit a work to be performed by one actor of 3 - 10 minutes duration (600 - 2000 words), in three categories - high school, unpublished and published. There are no limitations of topic or theme or the type of character to be presented in the work. The shortlisted scripts will be performed as rehearsal reading and a winner in each category will be selected, winning a $500 cash prize.
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 5 June
2014 Short Story Winner: Susan Webster of Warragul, VIC, for Shadows of Ships
2014 Nano Stories: Click here to read the winning nano stories
2013 Short Story Winner: Julie Chilver of Cooran, QLD, for her story Counting Pegs
2013 Nano Stories: Read all the winning entries here
2012 Short Story Winner: Beverley Lello for her story So Thin
2012 Nano Stories: Read the Winning and Highly Commended entries in all categories. All stories had to include the word 'snap'.
2011 Short Story Winner: Beverley Lello for her story The Solution
2011 Nano Stories: Read the Winning and Highly Commended entries in all categories
2010 Short Story Winner: Jacqueline Winn for her story Just a Job
2010 Short Story Winner (Primary): Alexandra Croft for her story The River