The Best Australian Yarn Short Story Competition 2022

30 March 2022

The Best Australian Yarn is another generous local literary award currently accepting submissions for short stories of between 1500 – 2500 words.

Short stories have the power to transport us to another world, they educate and entertain us, and can make the everyday seem extraordinary.

A collaboration between The West Australian and the Minderoo Foundation, entries for The Best Australian Yarn are open until Tuesday 31 May 2022, to Australians everywhere aged twelve or over.

A total of A$50,000 in prize money is on offer. The overall winner will be awarded A$30,000, the West Australian winner A$4,000, Regional Australia winner $3,000, the Youth winner will received $2,000 and mentoring opportunities, while the nine shortlisted entrants will received A$1,000 each.

In addition, the winner of the Readers’ Choice award, as determined by a public vote, will receive A$2,000. The longlist, consisting of fifty works, will be announced in August 2022.