Calling All Fiction Writers!

26 March 2015 Editorial team

Calling All Fiction Writers!

Illustration by Danny Snell

Entries are now open for the 2015 Big Issue fiction edition – an annual highlight of the publishing year. Last year’s edition had a circulation of close to 30,000 nationally. Once again, all open submissions will be judged ‘blind’, with no names attached.

We are inviting all writers – of whatever age, whether established, emerging, or just keen to have a crack – to send us stories. The selected stories will sit alongside some well-known names – to be annouced later this year.  Previous editions have featured, among others: Christos Tsiolkas, Frank Moorhouse, Alice Pung and Cate Kennedy. And this year – to encourage unrestricted imaginative flow – there is NO prescribed theme for the stories.

To submit:

Stories must be between 300 and 2500 words. (We are often surprised there are not more short short stories.) 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 and contact details are included on a removable coversheet

Entries must be in by the close of business, Monday 1 June 2015.

Please note: we will only accept one story per person, and the work must be previously unpublished.