Peter Carey Short Story Award

The Moorabool Festival of Stories is thrilled to announce the inaugural Peter Carey Short Story Award. Open to all Australian residents, the award is for short stories between 2000 – 3000 words. The winning entry receives $1000. A runner-up wins $250. First and second prized stories will also be published in an issue of Review of Australian Fiction.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by Ryan O’Neill, author of the short story collection “The Weight of a Human Heart” and the recent novel-in-stories “Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers”.

Submissions open 20th February and close 31st March 2017. Entries will be accepted via online application only at:

The entry fee is $10 per story and you may enter as many times as you like. Please see Terms & Conditions for further details.

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