Peter Carey Short Story Award 2021

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Please note the following

  • Before proceeding any further, a valid Credit Card will be required to be able to finalise this online application.

  • This Personal Information is held by Council in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Applicants must be 18 or over and be residents of Australia.
  2. To be eligible for the Best Local Entry Award, entrants must live, work or study in Moorabool Shire. When submitting your work, please select the Best Local Entry box on the entry form to be considered. The organisers have the right to request proof or residence, club membership or enrolment in a local educational facility before announcing the winner of this award.
  3. Work must be between 2000 and 3000 words.
  4. Please use 12pt. Times New Roman, double spaced with 2.5cm margins
  5. Applications must be submitted online; hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
  6. Applications will be judged anonymously. Please don't include your name in the attachment.
  7. Entries will be independently judged. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. First and second prize entries will be published in the Spring 2021 issue of Meanjin and agreement for publication is a condition of entry.
  9. An extract from the Best Local Entry Award will appear in The Moorabool News and agreement for publication is a condition of entry.
  10. Previously published, accepted for publication by a recognised publisher, or prize-winning stories will not be accepted. (Previous online or print appearance constitutes prior publication.) (Please note: this does not include community publications, local independent publications or blogs. If your piece has been published in such a publication you are still eligible to enter the competition.)
  11. Entry is to be paid via the website and is $15 per story.
  12. Multiple entries and simultaneous submissions are fine.
  13. We are unable to accept entries or notify entrants that do not follow entry guidelines.

The competition will now close at 6pm AEDT on Thursday March 18th, 2021.

Last Updated:

Thursday, 28 January, 2021 - 10:53