An independent not- for- profit community organization
The English Speaking Union (Qld) promotes global understanding and human achievement through the shared use of the English language.
The ESU-Roly Sussex Short Story Award 2016
The Competition is one of the most prized Literary Awards and is designed to foster original creative writing of outstanding quality, including experimental, challenging or thought provoking work.
The Competition will be held every year, commencing in 2015
Prizes: First Prize $7500
Second Prize- $1500
Best Secondary School Student story
First Prize $1000
Second Prize $500
Length: Maximum 3,000 words
Eligibility: Australian citizens who are not related to the judges or members of the Executive of the English Speaking Union Queensland.
Entrants to the Secondary School section must be enrolled full-time at a secondary school. Submitted stories should not have been published before.
Entrants should adhere to the following guidelines:
Submission Opening Date: Monday 2 May 2016
Submission Closing Date: Friday 29 July 2016
Address for Submission: email@example.com
PO Box 1429, Milton BC, QLD 4064
Results: The results will be announced in October 2016, and the prizes awarded at a special ceremony in late October 2016. ESU will pay return travel from within Australia and a night’s accommodation in Brisbane for the Winners.
Format: Microsoft Word, double-spaced A4.
Separate title page with the author’s name, email address and telephone number; the title of the story; and a signed statement of citizenship and authenticity of the submitted story.
Secondary School Students should indicate the name of their school.
A title page template and entry form available on line and should be submitted along with the $55 entry fee.
Page 1. Should carry the title of the story but no information identifying the author.
Pages should be numbered from the first page of text and should carry the title of the story in the header.
Publicity and Publication: All stories submitted to the Roly Sussex Short Story Competition will be considered for publication by the ESU, and may be used for marketing and publicity in conjunction with the ESU. In submitting their stories for publication authors indicate their consent to these initiatives.
Copyright: Authors retain copyright of their work
Chair of Judges: Professor Peter Little, Deputy Vice-chancellor QUT
Ann Garms OAM FAIM
President, ESU Queensland