Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme.
The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of the prestigious Tasmania 40° South magazine.
Judges for the 2015 prize are Chris Gallagher, director of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, and David Owen, noted Tasmanian fiction and non-fiction writer.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $500, and the winning entry will be published in Tasmania 40° South. A selection of the best entries will be published in 40° South Short Story Anthology 2015.
Entry forms and terms can be downloaded from www.fortysouth.com.au