Deadline: April 22, 2024

Entry fee: $30

About the competition

The Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is an annual short fiction competition organized by the Australian Book Review. The competition is open to anyone.

Entries must be a single, original story of 2,000 to 5,000 words, written in English.

Stories can be on any subject and in any style. Previously published, prize-winning, or broadcast stories will not be accepted.

The three shortlisted stories will be published in the August or September 2024 issue of Australian Book Review and on the ABR website.

Competition guideline

  • Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Terms and Conditions.
  • If you need to contact us, and these documents don’t answer your query, please call (03) 9699 8822 or email [email protected].
  • Entries may be offered elsewhere during the judging of the Jolley Prize. If an entrant is longlisted and has their story offered elsewhere, the entrant will have 24 hours to decide if they wish to withdraw their story on offer elsewhere or from the Jolley Prize. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted stories to remain in contention for shortlisting.
  • Online entry (current ABR subscriber) – $20
  • Online entry (standard/non subscriber) – $30
  • Click the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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