Word Fest Toowoomba is excited to announce our first-ever Writing Competition. 

Writers who are Australian residents are welcome to submit their 1000-word short story for this year’s writing competition. Entries must be unpublished work (not posted on any blogs personal or otherwise) and must not be under consideration elsewhere for other competitions. 


Entry to Word Fest Toowoomba’s Writing Competition is $5.99 AUD. 

Open Theme

1st prize $100     2nd prize $50

Winning stories may be published in Word Fest Toowoomba’s 2024 book. 

Story Formatting 

  1. Make sure you DO NOT include your own name on your story/stories as it is ‘blind’ judging. 
  2. Use 12-point font (Arial, Times Roman)
  3. Use double spacing.
  4. Indent the first line of each paragraph.
  5. Include the TITLE of the story and the WORD COUNT on the first page of the story. DO NOT include your name in the document. 
  6. Save each story/entry as a separate Word document or a pdf.

Sending in your story and Entrant Details

  1. Purchase your entry fee
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Upload your story to the form
  4. Submit

Entries Close – Friday 19th May 11:59 PM (AEST)

RULES: Make sure your story has never been published (print, blogs and internet) and has not won or been acknowledged in any other competitions (awarded certificates or prizes). Please also ensure your story is not under consideration for a competition or publication.