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 2019 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 2019 is Lee Kofman. Lee Kofman is the author of five books, including memoirs: Imperfect: How bodies shape the people we become (2019, Affirm Press) and The Dangerous Bride (2014, Melbourne University Press); and editor of Split (2019) and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (2016), anthologies of personal essays by prominent Australian authors via Ventura Press. Her short works have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. More at www.leekofman.com.au
The winning stories will be announced and read at an award presentation in Ballarat in November 2019.
Entries are open now and close October 14, 2019 at 11:59pm (extended from its original October 1 closing date).
The entry fee is $20, or $15 for Ballarat Writers members.
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