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Wet Ink Short Story Prize

Wet Ink magazine launched back on December 2005, and has now announced a new short story competetion.  From their press release:

Wet Ink is pleased to celebrate five years of publication by announcing the Wet Ink Short Story Prize. First prize is $3,000, publication in the March 2011 issue of Wet Ink, and a year's subscription to the magazine. Two highly commended entries will each receive $100, publication in the March 2011 issue of Wet Ink, and a year's subscription to the magazine.

Guest judge Peter Goldsworthy - one of Australia's best short story writers - and Wet Ink's fiction editors Sally Breen and Emmett Stinson will judge the entries.

There is no set theme, and the closing date is 31 August 2010. An entry form available from the magazine, or from the Wet Ink web site at

2010 Age Short Story Competition

I negelected to report on the winners of the 2010 Age Short Story competition earlier this year - partly because I couldn't find the stories on the website and partly because I, well, forgot.

Anway the winners of the competition were:

Winner: "Flat Daddy" by Louise D'Arcy
2nd: "Can't Take the Country Out of the Boy" by Joanne Riccioni
3rd: "The Chinese Lesson" by Ryan O'Neill

2009 Age Short Story Competition

The 2009 Age Short Story Competiton is now open.  Closing date for the competition is October 2, 2009 with the winners being announced in December this year.  First prize receives $3000, second prize $2000, and third prize $1000.  In addition, first, second and third place-getters will have their stories published in the paper over summer.  Full details are available on the paper's website.

Competition: Meanjin Novella

The Australian literary magazine Meanjin is running a novella competition in association with Readings booksellers. Details of the competition, as well as an entry form, are available on the magazine's website [PDF file!]. The judges for the competition are Ian Britain, editor of Meanjin, Carmel Bird, fiction editor of Meanjin, and Mark Rubbo, director of Readings bookshops. Entries close on June 30, 2006, with the winner announced oin January 2007. The winner will receive publication in Meanjin as well as a $1500 prize.

Competition: "The Age" All About Books Cover Design

"The Age" newspaper in Melbourne is running a competition [PDF file] for Primary and Secondary school students to design covers for their two special book liftouts. Titled "All About Books" the liftouts will be published on May 9th, which is the standard annual edition, and August 22nd, which will co-incide with Children's Book Week. The competition closes at 5pm Friday 22nd April, 2005.

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