2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the 2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for an original short story. We are seeking stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in English. Stories must not have been previously published or be on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the Jolley Prize. The Jolley Prize is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English.

The 2017 Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500, with a first prize of $7,000 and supplementary prizes of $2,000 and $1,000. The judges will also commend three additional stories, the authors of which will each receive $850.

Entries close at midnight 10 April 2017.

The first prize is $7,000 with supplementary prizes of $2,000 and $1,000. All three shortlisted stories will be published in the magazine. The commended stories will be published subsequently.

Authors are encouraged to enter their stories online, but postal entries will still be accepted using the form below.

Entry fees

Online entry (current ABR subscriber) - $15
Online entry (full-time student) - $15
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) - $25*

* Non-subscribers will receive ABR Online free of charge for three months from entry.

Special online entry + subscription bundles
Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate

Online entry + ABR Online subscription - $50
Online entry + Print subscription (Australia) - $95
Online entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) - $140
Online entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) - $155

ABR will publish the three shortlisted stories in the 2017 August Fiction Issue and announce the overall winner at a special event later that month. Three commended stories will also be published later in the year.

Click here to enter the Jolley Prize online.

We will also still be accepting hard-copy entries. pdfClick here to download a PDF of the entry form.

Please read our list of Frequently Asked Questions and our Terms and Conditions before contacting us with a question about the Jolley Prize.

You may be interested in reading the shortlisted stories from previous years. More information about all our past winners is available here, along with links to their stories.

ABR gratefully acknowledges Mr Ian Dickson's generous support for the Jolley Prize.

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