Status: Open now
Entries close: Midnight, 3 May 2021
First prize: $AU6,000
Second prize: $AU4,000
Third prize: $AU2,500
Judges: Gregory Day, Melinda Harvey, and Elizabeth Tan (read more)
Entries are currently open for the 2021 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of AU$12,500 – first place will receive $6,000, second place will receive $4,000, and third place will receive $2,500.
The Jolley Prize is open to all short story writers writing in English. We seek original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words.
Subscribers to ABR can read previous prize-winning stories to the Jolley Prize. To read these stories, click here.
If you aren't a subscriber, digital subscriptions begin at only $10 per month. Click here to become an ABR subscriber.
This year's Jolley Prize is judged by Gregory Day, Melinda Harvey, and Elizabeth Tan. For more information about the judges, click here.
Entries may be offered elsewhere during the judging of the Jolley Prize. If an entrant is longlisted and has their story offered elsewhere, the entrant will have 24 hours to decide if they wish to withdraw their story on offer elsewhere or from the Jolley Prize. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted stories to remain in contention for shortlisting.
Online entry (current ABR subscriber) - $15
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) - $25*
- Non-subscribers will receive digital access to ABR free of charge for four months.
Special online entry + subscription bundles
Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate
Online entry + digital ABR subscription - $75
Online entry + Print subscription (Australia) - $100
Online entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) - $190
Online entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) - $210
ABR gratefully acknowledges Ian Dickson's generous support for the Jolley Prize.