Margaret River Press

Margaret River Short Story Competition

 


   

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THE MARGARET RIVER SHORT STORY COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN. ENTRIES CLOSE OCTOBER 10, 2017.
The Editor for this collection is Ryan O'Neill.

The Margaret River Short Story Competition has fast become one of the more diverse and inspiring short story competitions in the country. The list of previous contributors includes published authors Christine Piper, John Jenkins, Mark Smith, Isabelle Li, Jo Riccioni, and Michelle Wright, as well as many more voices set to lead the next generation of extraordinary Australian writers such as Laura Elvery, Charlotte Guest, Cassie Hamer, Melanie Napthine, Magdalena McGuire and Melanie Cheng.

The competition is open to authors of any age and nationality. Winning and shortlisted stories are published in both print and eBook format. 

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First Prize sponsored by Margaret River Press: $500 cash prize, $500 contribution towards an airfare to attend the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival and 3 nights accommodation (provided by Margaret River Press) and a two-week residency in Margaret River.  Expenses during this period and transportation to and from Margaret River will have to be met by the winner.

Second Prize sponsored by Margaret River Press: $250 in cash and two week residency in Margaret River.  Expenses during this period and transportation to and from Margaret River will have to be met by the winner.

Southwest Prize sponsored by Edith Cowan University (Bunbury): $250 cash prize. (Southwest Prize is open to residents from Bunbury to Augusta, including Dardanup, Boyanup, Donnybrook, Balingup, Greenbushes, Bridgetown, Nannup, Manjimup, Pemberton, Quinninup and Northcliffe).

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"Over the years of its existence, the Margaret River Press short story collection has established a reputation for excellence. So to appear in it in 2014 was exciting; to have the winning story in 2015 was an absolute thrill. There’s no prize quite like appearing in print in such a beautifully produced book among such talented company."

- Melanie Napthine