2019 SWR Short Story Competition

The Sydney Writers’ Room Short Story Competition will be accepting entries from 1 August 2019, via our Submittable portal:


Stories should be limited to 2000 words and must be single-authored. Entries are accepted online only, as Word Documents or PDF files. First prize is a generous $500 and the runner up will receive $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 $18 per story is payable by credit card or PayPal. Full terms and conditions are available at our Submittable page:


Entries close at midnight (AEST) on 31 August 2019. The judges will advise the authors of the winning stories by 31 October 2017.