The Boroondara Literary Awards


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The Boroondara Literary Awards are a joint partnership between the Rotary Club of Balwyn and the City of Boroondara in Victoria. Now in their 21st year, the Awards aim to encourage creative writing in schools and the general community.

The Open Short Story category is open to all residents of Australia.

  • Stories must be between 1,500 and 3,000 words in length.
  • Authors may enter a maximum of two pieces.
  • Entries close 5pm AEST, Friday 30 August 2019.


  • 1st: $1500
  • 2nd: $1000
  • 3rd: $500


Winners will be announced in November 2019.


Further details, the full terms and conditions, and the online entry form are available at

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