May 17: alan marshall short story award
Australian writers are invited to enter the Alan Marshall Short Story Award, which celebrates the art of writing and honours the life and work of Alan Marshall. Judge: Arnold Zable. Open first prize: $3000, Local first prize: $2000, Youth first prize: $400 (14 to 18 years of age). An award ceremony will be held at 4pm on 24 August 2013, at Eltham Library Community Gallery with a reading of the winning stories by Dennis Coard and Debra Lawrence. Entries close 17 May 2013.