ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize 2023

The 2023 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is now open for entries. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500 and is for an original work of short fiction of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in English.

Entries must be a single, original story of 2,000 to 5,000 words, written in English.

Stories can be on any subject and in any style.

Previously published, prize-winning, or broadcast stories will not be accepted. 

Entry fees

Online entry (current ABR subscriber) – $20
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) – $30*

  • Non-subscribers will receive digital access to ABR free of charge for four months.

Special online entry + subscription bundles

Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate

Online entry + 1-year digital ABR subscription – $90
Online entry + 1-year print & digital subscription (Australia) – $110
Online entry + 1-year print & digital subscription (NZ and Asia) – $190
Online entry + 1-year print & digital subscription (Rest of World) – $210

Prizes
• 1st prize: AU$ 6,000
• 2nd prize: AU$ 4,000
• 3rd prize: AU$ 2,500

The three shortlisted stories will be published in the August or September 2023 issue of Australian Book Review and on the ABR website.

website: 2023 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize (australianbookreview.com.au)

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