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.

     Our 2017 competition is now closed.

Judges are currently considering all submitted stories.

Our 2017 awards event will be on Sunday October 8 at 4pm at The Newagency, 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge road, Annandale in Sydney.  Please come to hear all the winning stories. This event is FREE.

For all the details of this year’s competition, join our Facebook page.

First prize. $1000 + Mardi Gras experience + NSW Writers Centre Membership with second, third and three highly commended receiving a combination of cash and literary prizes.

This year for the very first time there is a youth prize of $500 for writers 25 and under.

Also this year a special Queerstories prize, where the writer will get to read their story at a Queerstories event in Sydney.

Find details and rules for this year’s competition on our Competition page.

Our 2017 competition is again supported by Aurora. We thank the Aurora Group for selecting us as a recipient for a second small grant, which will make this year’s competition bigger and better than ever.


Sophie Robinson, Alex Greenwich, Gail Hewison, Robert Tait and Teresa Savage

Photo by Viv McGregor

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