In 2010 the Australian Book Review formed the annual ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. It was created to honour a highly respected Australian short story writer and has become one of our leading short story awards.
Entries are now open to writers anywhere in the world, and will close at midnight 11th April 2016.
Short stories must be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length and written in English. They are judged anonymously.
First prize is $7,000. Supplementary prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded. These three shortlisted stories will be published in the August Fiction issue of the Australian Book Review. The judges will commend three additional stories and the authors will each receive $850.
Entry costs AU$15 for current ABR subscribers or AU$20 for non-subscribers.
Click these links for further information and to read the stories of past winners.
Thanks Karen, certainly a prestigious competition!
Yes, it’s a great one to aim for, Maree. Hope you will consider it!
Thank you for sharing, Karen. Nice incentive for those earning their living through writing!
This prize respects the art of the short story. Good on you, ABR! You should think about putting one of your stories in, Diana!
It was really interesting to read the history and more details of this comp Karen. Thank you. Its great that there are six prizes which makes it encouraging for those who feel they can’t win but might snag a lesser prize..
ABR do need to be commended for running this competition. I think it’s fabulous they’re awarding six prizes, too, Marg. You should consider entering!
Thanks for the reminder Karen. I’m looking forward to entering soon.
Good luck with your story, Debbie!
Thanks Karen. And you too I’m guessing
I’m still in the thinking stage of a possible story. If it composts in time then I’ll definitely put it in.
Composting is an interesting time isn’t it? It can’t be rushed!