The competition asks for short stories to 3000 words, with an open theme.
First prize is $1,000, second prize $400, third prize $100.
The winning stories will be announced and read at an award presentation in Ballarat in November 2017.
The judge in 2017 is Maurilia Meehan. Maurilia is an award winning Australian author. Her novels include Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery, The Bad Seed, Adultery, The Sea People and Fury.
Entries are open now and close October 16, 2017 at 11:59pm.
More information can be found at https://ballaratwriters.com/co