As part of the exciting WorldPride Festival, Miniature* Very Short LGBTIQ+ 2023 Competition is now open!
Stories need to be 50 words or less.
The competition is open from 4pm Sat 18 February 2023
Closing Date for entries 15 March
Winners Announcement 31 March
The Theme for stories is: “Amplified”
First Prize $500 (plus other fabulous prizes)
The OutStanding committee; Gail Hewison, Robert Tait, Nicole Baker-Bryson & Stafford Hamilton
Get to know the Miniature* Very Short Story Competition 2022 winners here.
Get to know the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2022 winners here.
Get to know the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2021 winners here.
Get to know the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2020 winners here.
Get to know the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2019 winners here.
Read the Kindle edition of ‘Lightning Flash: OutStanding Queer Australian Writing 2019’ here.
Get to know the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2018 prize winners here.
Read the Kindle edition of ‘Next Big Thing: 2018 Winners’ here.
Read the Kindle edition of ‘It’s Complicated: 2017 Winners’ here.
Listen to the OutStanding Short Story Competition podcast here.
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