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Writing and Literature

City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards – Now open 

Submissions close 13 July 2018.

Entries into the City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork "Two Children at Beach” by Delon Govender (2003), pictured below and on the entry form. Individual stories cannot be entered in more than one category, and must be original, unpublished, not have received an award in another competition, and not be under consideration elsewhere from the time of entry in awards until the official announcement of winners.  Authors can submit up to three stories.Painting of two children playing on a beach

Word length:

Minimum: 1000
Maximum: 4000



1st prize: $1000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $300
Two commendations of $100

Over 50s

1st prize: $1000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $500
Two commendations of $100

Young Writers (10 to 17)

1st prize: $700
2nd prize: $400
3rd prize: $200

Please read the conditions of entry prior to submission.  Full details can be found on the entry form.

To ensure anonymity, please do not put names or contact details on the manuscript as entries are judged "blind".  All entries must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form. All manuscripts will be destroyed after the competition, so please do not send original copies.

Entries must be type-written, double-spaced on one side only of A4-size white paper, with pages numbered, a wide left-hand margin, and story title on each page.

Email to with the subject title: 2018 Short Fiction Awards, title of your story and your name. Emailed entries need to be attached in .rtf or .doc format, and must be accompanied by a completed, scanned copy of the entry form. 


Post entries in an A4 envelope to:
City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards,
Community Development Officer, Arts and Culture
City of Rockingham
PO Box 2142
Rockingham DC WA 6967

Entry is free and winners will be notified by phone or mail prior to the official announcement. The judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Any attempt to lobby judges or City of Rockingham employees, or influence decisions, may result in disqualification.

For further queries, please contact the Community Development Officer (Arts & Culture) on 9528 0333 or

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2018 Short Fiction Awards Entry Form Document PDF 407 kb