Winners notified: Wednesday 28 July, 2021. Please note all other entrants will be notified of the outcome at this time.
Susie Warrick Young Writers Award: $500 per category
The Jesse Blackadder Prize: $300
A Festival Day Pass for Sunday 8 August, 2021
Publication of the winning story in Northerly, quarterly magazine of the Byron Writers Festival.
A runner up from each category will have their stories published online at the Byron Writers Festival’s Blog.
Write and polish an original short story.
Include the title in the header of your story.
Submit your story as a Word Document – Arial 12-point font preferred.
Submissions are judged anonymously. Your name should not be included anywhere on your story – it should only be entered on the submission form.
Entries are limited to one submission per person. A list of all Terms & Conditions can be found here.
Click on the online Application link to submit your story by Wednesday 30 June, 2021
About the Awards
Susie Warrick was a much loved staff member at the Northern Rivers Writers Centre (now Byron Writers Festival). The Susie Warrick Young Writers Award was established to honour her memory, celebrate the art of the short story, and to support emerging young writers in furthering their career.
The Jesse Blackadder Prize was created in 2020 in memory of Jesse Blackadder, much loved Board member, author and founder of Byron Writers Festival’s StoryBoard program.
Prizes are generously sponsored by the Warrick Family, Hilarie Dunn and the Byron Writers Festival Jesse Blackadder Memorial Fund.