AFTW 500-words short story

Open to all current tertiary education students

Share your weird and wonderful travel experiences in 500 words or less. Tell us a story about the unexpected, the crossing of boundaries, cultural challenges or any other travel done out of the comfort zone – in prose of fiction or nonfiction.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2013 in a Word Doc format to with AFTW’s Short-short travel story in the subject line.

The three finalists will receive a free weekend pass to the AFTW and have the opportunity to read their work during the festival. The winning entry will be published in the April issue of The Victorian Writer, the membership magazine of Writers Victoria.

The winner will be announced during the festival.

Good luck and happy travelling.

See you at the festival!


Conditions of entry

No more than one entry per person will be accepted.

Entry must be previously unpublished.

Entry should include author’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address

The competition closes at end of business on Friday, March 1, 2013 (late entries will not be accepted).

Judges decision will be final and no communication will be entered into.

For further information, please email




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