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Olga Masters Short Story Award

South East Arts

2020 brings exciting news to the Olga Masters Short Story Award, with the continued support of the Masters family, the Award is now administered by South East Arts, in partnership with The South Coast Writers Centre, and Island Magazine. Additionally, with support from local author JD Shaw, there is now a new youth prize.

The Award welcomes entries from writers of all ages resident in Australia. Short stories (2000 to 4000 words) on the theme of life in rural Australia.

What does it cost to enter a story?
Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of $25 (includes GST).
 Members of the South Coast Writers Centre and youth (18 years and under) are eligible for a discounted entry fee.

How to enter
Register online through the Olga Masters Short Story Award page and pay the entry fee. Stories must be submitted online no later than midnight on 10 July 2020.

Prizes
Main Prize is $1500 for first and $500 for runner-up. In the Youth Prize there is a $500 first prize and a $250 prize for runner-up (13 to 18 years) and a creative writing tutorial with JD Shaw for 12 years and under.

For more information visit: The Olga masters Short Story Award Website

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  • Closing: 10 July 2020
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Literature
  • Open To: Individuals