2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for an original short story. The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is worth a total of $12,500. Entry is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English. Entries must be a single story of 2,000 to 5,000 words in length.

ABR will publish the three shortlisted stories in the 2019 August Fiction Issue and announce the overall winner at a special event later that month. Three commended stories will also be published later in the year.

First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize:$3,000
Third Prize: $2,000
Commended stories: The three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500 in prize money.

Entries close at midnight 15 April 2019.

The judges are Maxine Beneba Clarke, John Kinsella, and Beejay Silcox.

Head to the competition page for details on how to enter.

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