The Southern Cross Short Story Competition runs every second year, alternating with the Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize.
Ballarat Writers Inc invites writers to enter the 2017 Southern Cross Literary Competition.
The competition asks for short stories to 3000 words, with an open theme.
First prize is 1,000 AUD, second prize $400, third prize $100.
The judge in 2017 is Maurilia Meehan. Maurilia is an award winning Australian author. Her novels include Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery, The Bad Seed, Adultery, The Sea People and Fury.
The winning stories will be announced and read at an award presentation in Ballarat in November 2017.
Entries are open now and close October 16, 2017 at 11:59pm.
The entry fee is $20, or $17 for Ballarat Writers members.
After payment, please submit entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to:
Southern Cross Short Story Competition 2017
PO Box 2738, Bakery Hill , Ballarat, Victoria 3354