Submissions are open for The Big Issue Fiction Edition, which returns for the 12th year in 2016.
The annual fiction edition is a highlight of Australia's publishing calendar. Previous editions have featured work from well-known writers including Christos Tsiolkas, Graeme Simsion, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Peggy Frew – to name a few.
All writers, emerging or established, are encouraged to send in stories. Last year, almost 400 writers submitted entries.
There is no theme for this year's edition and entries close on 31 May, 2016.
Stories must be between 300 and 3000 words. To enter, send two printed (not electronic) copies of your entry to:
Fiction Edition, The Big Issue, GPO Box 4911, Melbourne 3001.
Make sure your name, email address and phone number are included on a removable coversheet.
Please note: we will only accept one story per person, and the work must be previously unpublished.
Illustration by Danny Snell.