2019 ARA HNSA Short Story Contest

Australasia’s leading historical fiction writing contest returns, this year sponsored by our friends at ARA.

Enter your short story in our 2019 contest, and you could win:

The three short listed entries will be published in a special issue of Backstory Journal. Runners-up will also receive a book pack from Eagle Books.

This year, our judge is conference patron Sophie Masson.

The shortlist and winners will be announced at the conference dinner on 26 October.

The longlist will be announced on 30 September 2019.

Read the contest rules, guidelines and eligibility here.

Or you can download the rules:

Prizewinners 2017
Lauren Chater presented with her runner-up certificate by Sophie Masson, 2017

Supported by:

Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre
Swinburne University of Technology

See the full conference program here.

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