SUBMISSIONS DUE FEB 1 2022.
*Please note some of this information has recently changed.
Spineless Wonders is now accepting submissions of short fiction from writers between 18 and 30 years of age for its publication program, Slinkies. Selected entries will be published in the limited edition, Slinkies 2022 anthology.
Use this form to submit your short fiction (up to 10,000 words). Feel free to attach information about yourself and your writing.
If we like your piece we will send you a Publication Agreement.
1. Is it free to enter? YES.
2. I’m an Australian living overseas. Can I still enter? YES. The competition is open to people under 30 who currently reside in Australia or Australians living overseas.
3. Can I make more than one submission? YES, PLEASE. WE LIKE TO READ.
4. I’m not exactly sure if what I have written is a short story, novella, a set of linked short stories or some weird hybrid thing – do you still want to see it? YES. We want any kind of prose you’ve got, and we love experimental works. Whether it’s one short story or several, a novella, creative non-fiction, hypertext or graphic novellas, send it our way!
5. Where will the Slinkies 2022 anthology be available? In bookshops and libraries. Spineless Wonders books are distributed in Australia and New Zealand by New South and globally by Ingram Spark.
6. How can I get my hands on previously published Slinkies eStories, anthologies and audiobooks? Browse our online shop.
For any further inquiries, email us on info[at]shortaustralianstories[dot]com[dot]au