Want to win some serious cash for your short story? Well, read on because entries are now open for the 2015 Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize.
With a prize pool of $8000, and a maximum word count of 5000 words, it’s certainly a pretty good rate per word. Here are the details from their site:
“The 2015 Jolley Prize is worth a total of $8,000, with a first prize of $5,000 and supplementary prizes of $2,000 and $1,000. The Jolley Prize will be judged by ABR Deputy Editor Amy Baillieu, poet and academic Sarah Holland-Batt, and author Paddy O’Reilly.
“Entries must be a single-authored short story of between 2000 and 5000 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.
“ABR will publish the three shortlisted stories in the 2015 September Fiction Issue and announce the overall winner at a special event during the 2015 Brisbane Writers Festival.”
Entries close at midnight 1 May 2015.
For more details on entering, check out the official website.