OutStanding Short Story Competition

The OutStanding Short Story Competition is Australia’s premier creative writing event for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer community of Australia and New Zealand.


The 2016 OutStanding Short Story competition was launched on Sunday June 19th at 4pm at Diva Bar at the Stonewall Hotel, 175 Oxford Street, Sydney.

Alex Greenwich, our Patron, announced the theme for this year.

The theme is


The closing date for entries is 1 September 2016.  The winners event is on 25th September.

See our Competition page for conditions of entry

We are very excited to announce that our 2016 competition is supported by Aurora. We thank the Aurora Group for selecting us as a recipient for a small grant, which will make this year’s competition bigger and better than ever. We are also very grateful to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras for partnering with us in our application. Thank you Aurora for supporting LGBTQI writing.


out_125Alex Greenwich, Teresa Savage, Amelia Lush, Robert Tait and Gail Hewison

Photo by Viv McGregor

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