The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) / Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF) short story prize invites entries to the 2018 competition.
—a ticket to the Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF) 19-21 October 2018 (Perth), accommodation for the duration of the festival and economy airfares to and from the festival (*Terms and Conditions apply, see below).
—a one-year annual membership to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) and fully subsidised conference fees to attend the annual conference of the AAWP, where you are invited to read from your work. The editors at Meniscus will consider your work for publication.
Conditions of entry:
1. This competition is open to emerging writers across Australia. Emerging writers will not have a full-length, single-authored, commercially published, print publication in any genre. Emerging writers who have published in electronic format only, or who have published work in collections showcasing multiple authors, are eligible.
2. The Prize opens on the 28 November 2017 and closes at midnight on 30 June 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted. The winner will be announced on the AAWP website and the ASSF website no later than 15 August 2018.
3. Entries should not exceed 3,000 words.
4. The entry should be formatted as follows — line spacing: 1.5, font size: 12 point, font: Times New Roman.
5. You may enter as many times as you wish. Subsequent entries incur a separate fee.
6. Any entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. If an entry is disqualified no refund will be given.
7. Entries may not be altered after they have been submitted.
8. The AAWP/ASSF reserves the right to disqualify any entry that breaches the rules.
9. The judges' verdict is final. No correspondence or discussion.
10. The award is for unpublished writing, including online publication.
*Terms and Conditions:
Airfares are from states within Australia. Airfares must be approved by the AAWP prior to booking and must be booked at least one month prior to departure. Costs associated with alterations to flights are the responsibility of the winner.