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.


First prize – Clare Richardson for Tassie Awakening
Second prize – Sam Elkin for Open
Third prize – Julie Galvin for The Boys

Highly Commended in no particular order:
Nicole White for Illusion
Craig Brush for Earthquake
Clare Richardson for Caught Out
Jake Martin for Another Open Curtain

You can read the winning stories here 

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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