THE MARGARET RIVER SHORT STORY COMPETITION
The Editor for this collection is award winning author, Ellen van Neerven.
The Margaret River Short Story Competition has fast become one of the more diverse and inspiring short story competitions in the country. The list of previous contributors includes published authors Christine Piper, Mark Smith, Isabelle Li, Jo Riccioni, and Michelle Wright, as well as many more voices set to lead the next generation of extraordinary Australian writers such as Cassie Hamer, Melanie Napthine, Magdalena McGuire and Melanie Cheng.
The competition is open to authors of any age and nationality. Winning and shortlisted stories are published in both print and eBook format.
–First Prize sponsored by Margaret River Press: $500 cash prize, $500 contribution towards an airfare to attend the launch of the collection. In addition, the winner may take up a two-week writing residency in Margaret River at any time. Accommodation is provided at no cost but all other expenses during this period and transportation to and from Margaret River will have to be met by the winner.
Second Prize sponsored by Margaret River Press: $250 in cash. In addition, the winner may take up a two-week writing residency in Margaret River at any time. Accommodation is provided at no cost but all other expenses during this period and transportation to and from Margaret River will have to be met by the winner.
The Southwest Prize, sponsored by Edith Cowan University (Bunbury) is $250 cash prize. (The Southwest Prize is open to residents of Bunbury to Augusta, including Dardanup, Boyanup, Donnybrook, Balingup, Greenbushes, Bridgetown, Nannup, Manjimup, Pemberton, Quinninup and Northcliffe).
“Over the years of its existence, the Margaret River Press short story collection has established a reputation for excellence. So to appear in it in 2014 was exciting; to have the winning story in 2015 was an absolute thrill. There’s no prize quite like appearing in print in such a beautifully produced book among such talented company.”
– Melanie Napthine