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2020 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

$15 – $25

$12,500 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is currently open!

Closes 1 May 2020

Entries are now open for the 2020 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, worth a total of AU$12,500. The Jolley Prize is open to all short story writers writing in English. We seek original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

First Prize: $6,000
Second Prize: $4,000
Third Prize: $2,500

Judges: Gregory Day, Josephine Rowe and Ellen van Neerven

Use the online entry form to submit your story.

Click here for information about past winners and to read their stories.

Entry fees and bundles

AU$15 for current ABR subscribers and full-time students*
or AU$25 for non-subscribers**.

Entrants who are not current ABR subscribers can choose to subscribe
when submitting their story for the special combined rates listed below:

Entry + Digital subscription – $65
Entry + Print subscription (Australia) – $95
Entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) – $165
Entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) – $180

*Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.
**Non-subscribers will receive a four-month digital subscription free of charge from entry.

General information

Before contacting us with queries, see our Frequently Asked Questions

Before entering the Jolley Prize, please read the Terms and Conditions.

Please forward this information on to friends, colleagues and students
who may be interested in hearing about the Jolley Prize.

ABR gratefully acknowledges Mr Ian Dickson’s generous support for the Jolley Prize.


February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am
May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$15 – $25
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