OutStanding Short Story Competition

The 2024 OutStanding LGBTQI+ Miniature* Very Short Story Competition is open.

All entered stories must be 50 words of less, and relate to this year’s theme, “Heatwave”:

 

 

 

 

 

Entries close at 11.59pm on 10 March 2024.
Winners to be announced on Facebook and our website on 24 March, 2024 at 4.00pm

Prizes as follows:
First Prize: $500
Four Highly Commended Prizes of: $50

Best of luck and we look forward to reading your wonderful very short stories.

Entries open now, click below to register/login to enter.

 

 

 

The OutStanding committee; Gail Hewison, Robert Tait, Nicole Baker-Bryson & Stafford Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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