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2024 Wheatbelt Writers Short Story Competition

Monday 15th January 2024 to Friday 15th March 2024


The Wheatbelt Writers Short Story Competition is now in its second year and is calling for entries from previously unpublished budding writers in Western Australia.

The competition is organised by the Wheatbelt Arts & Events, Inc. (WAE) to run in conjunction with The York Festival – Autumn Program taking place on 13 & 14 April 2024.   The Festival includes a Writers Program curated by Writing WA with writers who either live in the Wheatbelt or have strong family connections to the Wheatbelt.

Unpublished writers are invited to submit a fictional story on any subject. The story must be between 1200 and 1500 words and there are two categories:  17 and under and Over 17.

The prize pool of $1000 consist of:

  • Winner 17 and under – $250
  • Second place 17 and under – $50 to spend in Barclays Books, York
  • Winner Over 17 – $500
  • Second place Over 17 – $200 to spend in Barclays Books, York

Major Sponsor Will Yeoman, CEO of Writing WA said, “The caliber of entries last year was outstanding, and it is fantastic to be again able to offer a platform for any unpublished, aspiring, emerging or young writer based in the Wheatbelt to present their work in the public arena and gain experience and motivation and potentially win a great prize”.

WAE is grateful to all Barclay Books York also for their support of this competition providing vouchers to be spent in their fabulous shop.

Entries open 15 January 2024 and close Friday 15 March 2024.

More information is available on the York Festival website. 

Event Details

Location: York

Cost: $10 entry fee

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages

Event Date(s)

  • Monday 15th January 2024

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