The annual ESU-Roly Sussex Short Story Award is designed to foster original creative writing of outstanding quality, including experimental, challenging or thought provoking work.
The English Speaking Union, QLD is delighted to have as their partner in English, Professor Roly Sussex. Professor Sussex is a Consultant to the Judging Panel. He is an Emeritus Professor of Applied Language Studies at the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland and is a former chairman of the State Library of Queensland. He speaks Russian, French, Polish, Czech and Latin and is one of Australia's leading experts on the meaning and origin of words and phrases including the evolution of the English language. Professor Sussex attracts a wide audience to his ABC Radio program A Word in Your Ear which has run for 15 years and is a weekly columnist for News Limited publications.
Entries are welcomed for short fiction, maximum 3,000 words.
Open Category: First prize $7500, Second prize $1500
Secondary School: First prize $1000
Entries close Friday 25 August 2017.
Entry form available here.
The results will be announced in October 2017, and the prizes awarded at a special ceremony in late October 2017. ESU will pay return travel from within Australia and a night's accommodation in Brisbane for the intestate Winners.