Entries open – SALA Short Story Prize

SALA Short Story Prize

The Arts Council of Mansfield is going national, with the SALA  Short Story Prize. And entries are now open, so polish up those short stories and send them in!

National prize
– $1000 plus a mixed pack of wine from Delatite Winery and publication in SALA Short Stories 2015

Local author prize
– $500 plus a mixed pack of wine from Delatite Winery and publication in SALA Short Stories 2015

Publication for up to 20 submissions
– we’ll offer publication in SALA Short Stories 2015 to up to 20 additional submissions. SALA Short Stories 2015 will be a gorgeous collection showcasing the best submissions we receive.

Entries close at midnight on Friday 18 September 2015 and must be submitted with an entry form

The $15 entry fee goes towards admin and other costs associated with running the prize and publishing SALA Short Stories 2015. Arts Council of Mansfield is a non profit incorporated association.

Read more on the SALA Short Story Prize page

Download guidelines and entry form on the Forms page

Judging the SALA Short Story prize

laurie-steed-1We are thrilled that Laurie Steed will judge of the prize in 2015.

Laurie Steed is an author of award-winning literary fiction. His stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, The Sleepers Almanac and elsewhere. He won the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The University of Iowa, The Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Varuna, Writers Victoria, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre and The Fellowship of Writers (WA). – See more at: lauriesteed.com

Prize Coordinator

The prize is coordinated by Mim Zolin, the Arts Council of Mansfield’s newest recruit. Mim is the publisher and managing editor at extempore – an independent publishing house previously based in Melbourne. In her own right she is a published author. Her novel Tristessa & Lucido was published by UQP in 2003 and her short stories and essays have appeared in Griffith Review, The Sleepers Almanac, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, extempore and a number of Australian and international websites. If you have questions about how to enter, or would like to support the prize, please contact Mim direct – Tel 0407 664 202 or Email miriam.zolin@gmail.com