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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.