City of Melton

Melton City Libraries Short Story Competition

Stretch your creative muscles and you could share in more than $3000 worth of prizes in the Melton City Libraries Short Story Competition!


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 15, 2022




Writing and Publishing

Our annual Short Story competition is a great opportunity for budding writers of all ages to showcase their talents and have their work reviewed by popular authors.

Your short story can be given in any format including text, illustration, video, verse, voice or a combination of any of the above. Written entries should be no more than 3000 words for adults or 1500 words for juniors and young adults. For other story formats, aim for something that takes no more than 5 minutes to experience.

The competition is open to all ages with prizes awarded to the best entries in Junior, Young Adult and Adult sections, as chosen by our expert panel of judges.

Entries open: Monday 20 June 2022
Entries close: Monday 15 August 2022

Finalists will be notified via email by Monday 30 September 2022.

All entries must be submitted online.
Submit your entry: Under 18
Submit your entry: 18 and over

For more information, visit City of Melton.