Entries now closed

For our second short story competition, we asked for great stories that link to a theme of ‘soul’. 

Open to all Australian writers, with a national prize pf $1,000 and a local Mansfield Shire prize of $500.

Winning stories and longlisted entries will be published in our short story anthology.

Longlisted entries will be announced on Friday 24 November.

Have questions?

Email us at mansfieldreadersandwriters@gmail.com

Important dates:

  • 31 July 2023 – entries open at 9:00 am
  • Sunday 29 October 2023 – entries close at midnight.
  • Friday 24 November 2023 – long list announcement
  • Friday 22 December 2023 – short list announcement
  • Saturday 10 February 2024 – Winner announcement and anthology launch

Short story long list

We’ve announced the long list for the 2023 short story competition

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