Boroondara Literary Awards SUBMIT BY FRIDAY 29 JULY

Boroondara Literary Awards – last reminder!

The Boroondara Literary Awards are hosted by the City of Boroondara, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Balwyn.

Held annually by the Boroondara Library Service since 1999, the Awards celebrate the creativity of writers and poets within the City of Boroondara and nationwide.

Submit your Open Short Story entry

Entries for the 2022 Boroondara Literary Awards close at 11:59pm on Friday 29 July.


Prizes include:

  • more than $5,000 in prize money across various age groups in the Young Writers’ category
  • more than $3,500 in prize money in the Open Short Story category.

Winning stories

Winning stories from each category will be published in the Boroondara Literary Awards Anthology. The anthology can be found at: 

  • your local Boroondara library to purchase or borrow
  • the State Library of Victoria
  • the National Library of Australia.

Word count

Open Short Story Competition

Open to all Australian residents.

  • Between 1,500 and 3,000 words.

Visit Enter the Boroondara Literary Awards for further detail on our categories.

More information 

For more information, please email [email protected] or contact the Literary Awards Coordinator on (03) 9278 4036.