Friday 28 November 2014

2014 HAL PORTER SHORT STORY COMPETITION - Deadline 12TH DECEMBER 2014 AUstralian Writers #writing #contests #competitions


This competition began 21 years ago. Australian writers are invited to enter a short story, written in any style for the first prize of $1000.

Manuscripts must be original works, in English, and must not have been previously accepted for publication, which includes websites. Any style of story is acceptable. No entry form is necessary. Shortlisted writers will receive UQP publications. Stories will not be returned.

Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and on one side of A4 sized paper only. They must not exceed 2,500 words and only the title of the story, not the author’s name, is to appear on the manuscript. In order to ensure anonymity, your name, address and the title of the story should be on a separate page, accompanying the entry. Entry is on the basis that the short story is your own original work.

The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judges are responsible to the East Gippsland Art Gallery, the auspicing body. The winner and shortlisted writers will be notified. If you wish to receive notification of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (SSAE) with your entry or check the gallery website in late January/early February, 2015. (

Each entry must be accompanied by a $6 administration fee which will be used to pay for judging and assist with advertising and postage costs. Make cheques out to East Gippsland Art Gallery, or pay by bank transfer direct to East Gippsland Art Gallery, BSB: 633 000, Account number: 113274757, with your name in the Reference section. Advise us of this method of payment on your details page.

The judges reserve the right not to award the prize should the quality of entries be deemed not high enough.

The winning entry will be published on the EGAG website. Entries postmarked on or prior to December 12, 2014 will be accepted. 

Mail entries and entry fees to;

Hal Porter Short Story Competition, 
EGAG, 2 Nicholson St,
Vic, 3875.

 If you have any queries, please contact Peter Millard on (03) 5152 6731 or by email to

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