AlburyCity Short Story Award

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award is open to entrants throughout Australia. Stories can be up to 3000 words. Our judge this year is Lucy Treloar, author of critically acclaimed novels Wolfe Island and Salt Creek.

Winners will be announced on Thursday 10 September, 2020, during the Write Around the Murray Festival.

Competition Details

  • Theme: Open theme
  • Word limit: 3,000
  • Entry fee: $10
  • First prize: $1,000
  • Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 23 July, 2020

Further details in the conditions of entry

ENTER here

Read winning and highly commended entries in previous competitions here


What do our judges look for in a short story?

Kate Rotherham and Lucy Treloar shared some great insights, resources and suggestions for developing the art of short story writing when they sat down in conversation on Thursday 28 May. Listen below or tune in and subscribe via your favourite podcast platform. View the list of short story collections they refer to here.