Adelaide Review Short Fiction Competition


Another writing competition! Well, click read more for the other details.

Adelaide Review Annual Short Fiction Competition is now open for submissions.

“The Adelaide Review, in association with the Creative Writing Program, is proud to announce the first Annual Short Fiction Competition. This annual competition aims to encourage the art of short fiction writing, to set new standards in contemporary short fiction and to be one of Australia’s most prestigious writing awards. The competition features an international judging panel consisting of prize-winning Australian author and Chair of the Creative Writing Program, Brian Castro, Noel Laureate J.M. Coetzee and Jamaican poet and short story writer Oliver Senior.”

The Adelaide Review short fiction competition is open to writers from anywhere around the world, as long as the original text is written in English, has not previously been published and is a maximum of 2,500 words. The full conditions of entry are available through its website at

The rules and regulations.The deadline for entries is Friday, 10 July 2009.

Right, well here’s a summary of what you need to know:

Le prizes :

  • One overall winner will be announced and have their work published in the October 2009 edition of The Adelaide Review and on our website.
  • Up to five additional finalists will have their work published on a bi-monthly basis in subsequent editions of The Adelaide Review.
  • The overall winner will receive a case of one dozen of The Adelaide Review’s Hot 100 Wines.

Terms and conditions (for more exact details, check the webpage):

  • Maximum number of words is 2500.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished.
  • Must be written in English.
  • Maximum of two entries per author.
  • Children’s fiction is not eligible. (Oh snap!)
  • Must be accompanied with the entry form (get it at their website)

Well, I wouldn’t care for the wine but publication is pretty good and well, for those who’re not supposed to be drinking (I’m looking at you, you age somethingnotlegalteen) and won overall winner can give their parents or friends or something.

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