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Spineless Wonders is looking for writing:

  • under 10,000 words
  • of absolutely any genre or style

to publish and promote in our annual anthology of carefully hand-selected submissions. 

Get published! Make sure your ID says you’re under 30 years old. And that you are either currently residing in Australia or are an Australian living overseas. So simple! Submit and be in the running to feel that unadulterated rush of  creating something that other people will read. We particularly welcome  writers from diverse/disadvantaged backgrounds and if you want to send  us something in a language other than English, with translation, do it.  Got illustrations? Made a zine? We love text and we love graphics. 

Entry is free. You may enter as many submissions as you like. Just use a separate entry form for each submission. Oh, and if you plan to submit the same work to lots of places - come back to us another time. It's really disappointing for us to spend time reading and discussing your work only to find you've been accepted by someone else in the meantime.

Please note, as we are not accepting submissions from previous Slinkies winners. 

For information about our judges and previous Slinkies authors and publicaitons, check out www.shortaustralianstories.com.au

Submissions are now open. You can submit your work in the form of written words (Word doc) or an audio recording (such as mp3). For more information about this project, go to https://shortaustralianstories.com.au

If your submission is selected, you will be invited to work with our curators to prepare your work for publication as an audio-story on the Sonic City–Sydney website.

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 17 December, 2023

No entry fee. Selected writers will be paid $200.

Word limits: 450 to 500 words or 2-3 mins of audio recording

Got a question? Email info@shortaustralianstories.com.au

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