November 18, 2017

2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Entries close at midnight April 10 2017. Open to all.

2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

 Australian Book Review (ABR) is one of Australia’s leading cultural magazines. Created in 1961, it publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and new creative writing. The magazine is inviting entries for the short story contest-2017.
Their website says what you find below:

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the 2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for an original short story. We are seeking stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in English. Stories must not have been previously published or be on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the Jolley Prize. The Jolley Prize is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English.

The 2017 Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500, with a first prize of $7,000 and supplementary prizes of $2,000 and $1,000. The judges will also commend three additional stories, the authors of which will each receive $850.

Entries close at midnight 10 April 2017.

The first prize is $7,000 with supplementary prizes of $2,000 and $1,000. All three shortlisted stories will be published in the magazine. The commended stories will be published subsequently.

Entry fees

Online entry (current ABR subscriber) – $15
Online entry (full-time student) – $15
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) – $25*

* Non-subscribers will receive ABR Online free of charge for three months from entry.

Special online entry + subscription bundles
Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate

Online entry + ABR Online subscription – $50
Online entry + Print subscription (Australia) – $95
Online entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) – $140
Online entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) – $155

ABR will publish the three shortlisted stories in the 2017 August Fiction Issue and announce the overall winner at a special event later that month. Three commended stories will also be published later in the year.

To find out more about what ABR is looking for, you can click their website link here: