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[untitled], the best Australian little pocketbook of stories, began in 2009 with the desire to publish good short stories in any genre. This humble anthology was an early publisher of some great Australian writers such as, A S Patric, Ryan O’Neill, George Ivanoff, Les Zig, Tess Evans, Laurie Steed, Laura Elvery, Koraly Dimitriadis and KW George (just to name a few). 

What began as a desire to publish new and emerging writers in Australia has been well and truely realised over 9 issues, as the above mentioned names can attest. The tradition thankfully continues as we plan the publication of issue 10.

To celebrate our 10th issue, we are doing things differently. All stories to be published in the next issue will come from long-listed entries to the competition and the prize money is doubled.

We are excited to have Laurie Steed as the judge for this competition. Laurie is intent on finding a deeper connection to life through the written word and helping as many people as he can to do the same. The author of You Belong Here (2018) and editor of Shibboleth and other stories (2016), his work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and in collections including Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Review of Australian Fiction, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, and The Sleepers Almanac.

Laurie has also been a champion of our little anthology from the beginning and understands our search for great short stories.

Winners will win prize money and also be published in issue 10 of [untitled], to be launched on 30 April 2022.

HOW TO ENTER:

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Download the entry form here:

Pay your entry fee here. Please note there’s a download form there too if you need it.

Follow instructions on entry form.

GOOD LUCK!

PRIZES

First: $1000; Second: $500; Third $250

Major Dates

20 July–20 September: Entries received

1 November: Longlist announced

1 November–15 December: Judging

15 January–15 April: Editing/production

30 April: Book launch and winning announcements

Terms & Conditions

  • writers must live in Australia
  • by entering, you agree (if long-listed) to be published in [untitled] issue 10
  • you agree to a standard editorial process before publication
  • stories must be the original work of the entrant
  • stories must not have been published online or in print or won or placed in another writing competition
  • the judge’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into
  • the story title and page number should appear on every page of the story
  • the entrant’s name and details must appear only on the entry form, (not on the entry itself)
  • minimum 500, maximum 5,000 words; there are no genre specifications
  • entries must be 12pt Serif font, double line space, on A4 page, 2.5cm margins
  • hardcopy entries will not be returned
  • $20.00 for one entry, $30.00 for two; $40 for three (max 3 entries)
  • All $ mentioned are Australian dollars
  • Each published story receives a printed copy of [untitled] issue 10.
  • winners will be announced at the launch of issue 10 of [untitled] on 30 April 2022.

[untitled] is proudly brought to you by Pinion Press, an imprint of Busybird Publishing