Remember writing doesn't love you. It doesn't care. Nevertheless, it can behave with remarkable generosity. Speak well of it, encourage others, pass it on. A. L. Kennedy

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Aussie Short Story Competition for Aussies

It is highly frustrating when I see a competition and get all excited, then read the fine print and see it is only for UK or US residents etc. Happens a lot. However, here is a competition for Aussies only! Woo hoo! In the age of email subs, I don't see why competitions should suffer from xenophobia, but sadly this is life.

As I have quite a few Aussie blogger friends now, I am putting this up in case you've missed it. A literary magazine, Wet Ink  has this short story competition each year. Here are a few guidelines to whet your interest. Click here for full submission details. There is a $15 entry fee.

Here's the blurb:

Presenting the $3000 Wet Ink Short Story Prize

First prize is $3000, 1 year’s subscription to Wet Ink, and publication in Wet Ink.

Two highly commended entries each receive $100, a year’s subscription to Wet Ink, and publication in Wet Ink.

Closing date for entries is 31 August 2010, so start writing, and good luck!

Have a great week writing,



  1. Oh! very cool. I have a few short stories kicking around...

    thanks for the heads up :)

  2. You're welcome! Let's get cracking!

  3. You go girl. Let us know how you do.

  4. Good luck!

    We do seem to have an ever increasing number of writing competitions here in the UK, so it's only fair that you get some too!

  5. Hello L'Aussie,
    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    It's so great to see a new follower and a new comment when you just started a blog.
    I see you have 3 blogs, wow.
    I'm going to take a look right now :-)
    Have a great day!
    best wishes from Holland

  6. Thanks Joanne, we don't have too many over here..:)

    Old Paper Roses, your blog in beautiful..:)

  7. Awww I can't do it. *sigh*

  8. Zowie, that's a great prize! Go for it.

    (I gave you an award today on my blog.)


  9. Thanks for the heads-up. Go Aussie go! :)

  10. Fantastic! You're right, there doesn't seem to be many Aussie competitions.
    Great to find another Aussie's writing blog :-)

  11. Charmaine, nice to meet you, and yes, the Aussie writing comps are few and far between and too often literary..:)

  12. Hi, I arrived via a link at Helen Gingers. I'll check out the comp, I'm in Nth Brisbane. Happy writing.

  13. I'm always excited to find other Aussie writers/bloggers. I found you through Helen's blog. And yes, it is so frustrating when so many comps are os. Thanks for passing on the details for this competition!!

  14. Simon and Lynda, nice to meet you both. Hope you have a go at this. Happy writing to you both..:)

  15. Another Aussie writer? And in Brisbane no less. Me too! Thanks for finding my blog. And cool comp. I will consider an entry.

  16. Excellent Tabitha. Judging by the last NaNo there are tons of us in Bris..:)

  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your mix of French and English--espcially since I've gone to Paris and studyied the languag forever! I often wondered about how it is to be in Australia and so many of the publishers and contests are in America. Same for the Canadians when they are entering.

  18. Thanks for coming by Tiffany. Glad you like my French/English mix. I too have been studying the language for years and spent as much time as possible in France. It is difficult being in Australia. You have to make your opportunities..:)

  19. Sounds like a great contest, the prize is awesome, too!!

  20. Thanks for the info. You're right. There are so many comps we Aussies can't enter. I'm going to give it a go. Wishing you all the best with your entry!

  21. Selma, and I'd be so chuffed if you won it!


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