Back by popular demand, the ELLE Writing Competition is your chance to have your short story published, and your voice heard
For this year’s ELLE Writing Competition, we’re looking for modern, contemporary voices telling stories that are engaging and subversive. We want: fresh, modern, topical tales that may or may not riff on pop culture. Humour is encouraged but not essential. We don’t want: stories that make us sad. The world is dark enough.
While there’s no specific theme, we want unpublished stories that capture
the mood of the moment. Write a 4,000-word short story on the topic of your choice. The deadline for entries is October 26, so if you’ve got a tale to tell, what are you waiting for? The winning fiction will be published in the January/february issue of ELLE, and the author awarded a $5,000 prize. Two runners-up will receive a prize pack of recent releases from Hachette Australia worth $200. Visit Elle.com.au/write-to-win for full details on how to enter.