The OutStanding Short Story Competition is Australia’s premier creative writing event for the LGBTQIA+ community of Australia and New Zealand.
The winning authors and stories have been announced at the OutStanding Awards 2019.
Please visit the 2019 winners page to read about or winning authors and to read their wonderful stories, and the 2019 judges reports.
Photographs from the event taken by Ann-Marie Calilhanna can be viewed on the Sydney Star Observer website.
Watch this space for the announcement and details of our upcoming “Miniatures” writing competition in early 2020.
The OutStanding committee would like to give special thanks to this year’s sponsors who kindly donated prizes for the 2019 Awards; Mardi Gras, The Bookshop Darlinghurst, Writing NSW, Maeve Marsden, and to the many community members who gave and continue to give money through individual donations and through our GoFundme page. Your ongoing support of the OutStanding Short Story Competition is truly appreciated.
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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OutStanding acknowledges the traditional owners of the land now known as Australia, over which sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, as the rightful custodians of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge Elders past, present, and emerging. We would also like to acknowledge the struggles of LGBTI First Peoples and thank them for their part in the broader struggle for full human rights. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. We also acknowledge the contribution of Maori people in the ongoing prosperity of Aotearoa (New Zealand).