Short story writing competition

Other worlds 2019 Short story competition

Writers of all ages are welcome to enter Moreland City Libraries’ Other worlds 2019 Short story competition.

Your story can be written in 500 words (or less) or recited in 5 minutes (or less).

Entrants are invited to write or recite a story in response to either of these art works:

 Carmel Louise Vortex Of Sins Past Present

Carmel Louise The Vortex of Sins: Past & Present

2016 photographic/ mixed media collage 62 x 46 cm

Image: Courtesy the Artist

 Image of Giraffe with birds

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison And Zarafa Kept Walking

2013 Four-colour lithographic offset print on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm traditional white hot-press paper 33 x 23 cm

Image: Courtesy the Artists

To enter, complete a Short story competition entry form (PDF 1Mb) or obtain one from your local library.  

Entries close on Sunday 21 July 2019.

Categories and prizes

Up to 8 years old:                                         

Winner: Sphero SPRK+ robot                                    

Achievement award: $50 book voucher  

9 to 12 years old:

Winner: Sphero SPRK+ robot

Achievement award: $50 book voucher

13 to 17 years old:

Winner: $200 JB Hi-Fi voucher                                  

Achievement award: $50 book voucher  


Winner: 1 year membership to Writers’ Victoria  plus $100 book voucher

Achievement award: $100 book voucher 

Book vouchers are redeemable at most Australian book stores.


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