The Best Australian Yarn

The Best Australian Yarn

Are you the author of Australia’s best short story? Short stories have the power to transport us to another world, they educate and entertain us, and can make the everyday seem extraordinary. The West…

Writers

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

May 31, 2022

Location

Australia

Artform

Writing and Publishing

Are you the author of Australia’s best short story?

Short stories have the power to transport us to another world, they educate and entertain us, and can make the everyday seem extraordinary.

The West Australian and Minderoo Foundation present The Best Australian Yarn, a search for Australia’s best short story. It is a celebration of creative writing and the arts across Australia.

Everyone has a story to tell, and now we are calling on Australians everywhere to put pen to paper and take part in the world’s richest short story competition for published and unpublished writers.

Your story doesn’t have to be long, just 1500 – 2500 words.

Anyone can enter – published and unpublished writers, students, anyone over the age of 12.

There is a prize pool of $50,000 to be won across a range of categories:

OVERALL WINNER $30,000
WA WINNER 
$4,000
REGIONAL AUSTRALIA WINNER 
$3,000
YOUTH WINNER 
$2,000 + MENTORING
READERS’ CHOICE 
$2,000
NINE SHORTLISTED FINALISTS 
$1,000 EACH

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For more information, visit The Best Australian Yarn