2015 SWR Short Story Competition

The Sydney Writers’ Room Short Story Competition will be accepting entries from 1 June 2015, via our Submittable portal:


Stories should be limited to 2500 words and must be single-authored. Entries are accepted online only, as Word Documents or PDF files. First prize is a generous $500 and a ‘hot desk’ membership at the SWR for 3 months (valued at an additional $600 AUD). There will also be a runner-up prize of $250.

Entries are open to writers that are resident in Australia. Current members of the SWR are not eligible to enter. A nominal administration fee of $12 per story is payable by credit card or PayPal. Full terms and conditions are available at:


Entries close at midnight (AEST) on 31 August 2015. The judges will advise the authors of the winning stories by 30 September 2015. Membership prizes are not transferable, and will take effect from 1 October 2015.