Categories Awards, Closed
Word Count 2000-3000
Prize $200, $50, $50

Submissions for this award are now closed. Full short list can be found here.


Write a story that combines the normal elements of fiction character, plot, dialogue, themes) with elements of essay, review and criticism.

You may use snippets from an invented thesis, passages from reviews on a made up product, the power is in your hands, just try and keep it snappy and interesting.

Take for your themes ‘gaming and gender’. Something transgressive, in both/either form/content is desirable.

Announced: 4 Sept 2014

Submission Date:  2 6 February 2015

Short List: 13 Feb 2015

Winner Announced: 16 13 March 2015

Word Count:  2000 – 3000 words

Prizes: $200 First Prize, $50 each to second and third placings (AUD or equivalent)