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.