Submit a novella of no less than 8,000 words and no more than 20,000 words.
Open to all current secondary students attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age as at date of close of entries on 3 December 2021.
Entry fee: $20.
Prizes: There will be monetary prizes awarded to all state winners and one prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the national winner. The state winners will receive personalised advice on their winning manuscripts from Penguin Random House (Australia). State winners will have the opportunity to attend Somerset Storyfest, be billeted by students of the Somerset Wordsmiths’ Club, and attend the events at Storyfest over the three days, where the national winner will be announced. This decision will be at the discretion of the competition organisers. Accompanying the monetary prize will be a full editorial report on the national winning manuscript.
Closing date: Friday 3 December 2021.
Visit Storyfest’s website for more information.