We’re seeking short story submissions for the 2023 ASSF anthology! As part of the 2023 Australian Short Story Festival, we are launching an anthology of short stories that embodies the festival’s purpose: a celebration of the creative possibilities of short fiction in Read More
Want to get involved in the fun of the 2022 Australian Short Story Festival? The organising committee is currently looking for volunteers to help with various tasks during Festival weekend. In return, our valuable volunteers will receive free entry to the Opening Read More
The Australian Short Story Festival is currently not mandating mask-wearing, sanitising or social distancing at the October 2022 Festival. Some writers have asked that people wear a mask for the signing of books, and we fully support this request. Surgical masks will Read More
Joining our wonderful local and interstate authors for the 2022 Australian Short Story Festival is international debut author Sheila Armstrong. Hailing from the northwest of Ireland, Sheila’s first collection is How to Gut a Fish. The Guardian calls the collection ‘keenly observed Read More
The program for the 2022 Australian Short Story Festival is almost complete! Joining Fiona Robertson and Sean O’Beirne are short story writers from around Australia, including Ben Walter (Tas), Ellen van Neerven (Qld), Eugen Bacon (Vic), and Andrew Roff (SA), along with Read More
The Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF) invites applications for the exciting position of Festival Manager. The Festival brings together culturally diverse practitioners of the craft in both written and oral form to deliver a weekend of engaging and culturally inclusive events. Position: Read More
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The 2022 Australian Short Story Festival will be held from 28-30 October in Fremantle/Walyalup, Western Australia. Based in the grounds of the beautiful Fremantle Arts Centre, the Festival will feature short story and flash fiction workshops, author panels, story readings, live musical Read More