Geelong Writers invites writers to submit to our 2024 General Anthology.

This year the anthology will include five categories:

  • Short story (to 1,500 words)
  • Memoir (to 1,500 words)
  • Flash fiction (to 300 words)
  • Poetry (to 300 words)
  • Historical fiction (to 1,500 words)

The short story, memoir, poetry, and historical fiction categories do not have a set theme.

For flash fiction, writers MUST respond to the image below:  


In the River We Were Waiting for Something  by Jo Curtain

  Submission Guidelines:

  • Entry is free for Geelong Writers members. Become a member here.
  • There is a $15 entry fee per submission per category for non-members; $5 for a second submission in each category. Payment can be made via bank transfer;    
  • Submissions are restricted to two pieces per genre per author. Authors can submit a total of up to 10 pieces across the five genres (two per genre). We will not accept all 10 in one genre
  • All submissions must use Times New Roman font
  • All must use 12-point font size
  • Double spacing (exceptions with concrete poetry)
  • Pages must be numbered
  • Our house style is Australian Standard: singular quotations and Australian spelling
  • Your name should not appear anywhere on your work
  • Submit work via our form as a word document (.doc or docx format)
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but you must inform us if a piece is accepted elsewhere
  • No previously published work allowed (personal blog and social media posts excepted)


Submit here



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