To enter you must reside in Australia or be an
Australian living overseas
You must be over 18
Submissions are sought for collections of short
prose up to 30,000 words. The writing may take the form of fiction or creative
non-fiction. The collection may be comprised of short stories, micro-fiction or
novella. Submissions may also include reflective essays on the stories in the
All entries to be made via Submission Manager.
Entry fee is $25. Concession holders and
full-time students may enter for $20.
Submissions must consist of maximum 30,000 word
manuscript as well as an author bio and introduction or synopsis of up to 250
Entries may consist of audio-visual content,
hyperlinks as well as text.
Entries close midnight AEST, April 30, 2018.
Entries may consist in part, but not in total, of
work previously published in print or online provided this work is not subject
to any existing copyright or licence or any other third party rights;
entries may be comprised, in part but not in total, of work which has previously
won or been a finalist in other competitions or awards; all work submitted must
be your original work. Entries may be co-authored.
The winner will be awarded $3000 and two
runners-up will be awarded $1000 each. All three finalists will be offered a digital
publication agreement by Spineless Wonders. This includes editorial, art and
design, distribution and promotion and ongoing royalties from sales.
The winner and runners-up will be announced in
Entrants selected by the award judge will be contacted prior to
the longlist announcement. All longlisted finalists will have an
extract of their choice (along with a short synopsis and bio) showcased on
By submitting to the Award you are agreeing to
the above entry conditions.