We are seeking submissions for a feminist-themed Little Fictions event planned for 2018.

Closes Feb 19, 2018. Entry is free. Email submissions to info[at]shortaustralianstories.com.au

What are we looking for?

We would like to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day with some contemporary takes on the f-word. You might depict a world where ‘feminazi’ is not a dirty word or one where gender-equality warriors are sorely needed. We want a vaginal spray from you that is not about covering up or being presentable. Give us your best writing. Make is daring, witty and fun.

Submissions can be in the form of:

microlit (microfiction or prose poems) up to 200 words;


short fiction (in any genre and form such as prose, dramatic monologue etc) up to 2000 wds.

Submissions will be judged by a team of editors and actors who will be looking for prose writing which will translate well into live performance.

Submission Guidelines / Conditions of Entry

  1. Submissions will only be accepted via info[at]shortaustralianstories.com.au
  2. Entry is free.
  3. Entrants must be over 18 years of age and must be either living in Australia or be an Australian citizen living anywhere.
  4. Maximum word limit is 2,000 words.
  5. Submissions should not be under consideration by another competition or publication.
  6. Submissions should not have been previously published. If you have a query regarding this proviso, contact info[at]shortaustralianstories.com.au
  7.  Submissions must be suitable for public performance.
  8. By submitting to the Little Fictions Call Out, writers grant Spineless Wonders licence to perform the work as part of Little Fictions, to record and, if applicable, to offer this recording for broadcast on public radio and other free-to-air media.
  9. Intellectual Property shall remain with the writer. We request that Little Fictions be acknowledged in any future print publication of the work.
  10. The closing date for this round of submissions is Feb 19, 2018. Entries will be accepted up until midnight. Late entries will not be accepted.
  11. Submitters will be notified of the outcome of their entry.
  12. All selected entries may be edited.