Newcastle Short Story Award


Opens October 2018.

Submit a short story up to 2000 words. Open theme.


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Competition judge, Isabelle Li


2018 Newcastle Short Story Award Winners Announced

Purchase the 2018 Anthology

Congratulations to all finalists and thank you to our judges Isabelle Li and Ryan O’Neill


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Competition judge, Ryan O’Neill



1st Prize

Awarded by The University of Newcastle


2nd Prize

Awarded by Newcastle Law Society

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3rd Prize

Awarded by Westfield, Kotara


Highly Commended

Awarded by Foghorn Brewhouse


Highly Commended

Awarded by MacLean's Booksellers



Awarded by Elliot Watson Financial Planning



Awarded by Dymocks Charlestown

Local Awards

$120 Voucher

Local Award

Awarded by Macquariedale Organic Wines

A case of wine

Local Award

Awarded by Tamburlaine Organic Wines

6 wines valued at ($120)

Local Award

Awarded by Pepper Tree Wines

$100 Cellar Door Voucher

Local Award

Awarded by Tulloch Wines

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April 7, 2018

2018 Newcastle Short Story Award prizewinners

The 2018 anthology is now on sale Congratulations to all the prizewinners: First Prize – sponsored by the University of Newcastle, awarded to Shaynah Andrews (pictured R with Prof Darrell Evans and Ryan O'Neill, judge) Here is an excerpt from her winning story 'Not for Me to Understand': My blood…
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