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How to enter

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Entries to the SD Harvey Short Crime Story Award can be submitted by published and unpublished writers and can be either fiction or nonfiction stories

  • Multiple entries are accepted

  • Submissions must be the author’s original work 

  • An entry fee of $50 (plus booking fee) applies to individual online submissions via the SD Harvey Award page on the Kennedy Awards website (click below). This is to support the Kennedy Foundation which generously hosts the award.

  • Stories must be between 1800 (in the case of non fiction) and up to 5000 words in length and between 2000-5000 for fiction.

  • The broadest definition of the crime story will be considered eligible, but should include one or more elements that are normally associated with the genre, i.e. suspense, intrigue, mystery, conflict, crime, punishment or investigation.

  • Entries will be judged on story structure; characterisation; ‘ripping yarn’ and dialogue/quotes and plot.

 

2022 ENTRIES

SUBMISSION DATES


Entries – published or unpublished (in the year to June 30) – can be submitted between May 18 and the close of business on July 1, 2022.

PDF versions of printed works can be sent to kennedyawardsjudging@gmail.com from May 18.


To cover costs incurred by the Kennedy Foundation in generously hosting this award alongside the Kennedy Awards, a $50 entry fee (+ booking fee) is required to enter short stories of between a minimum of 2000 (1800 words for non-fiction only) and 5000 words to the SD Harvey Award. 

Word rates are not flexible and anything outside those stated may render an entry ineligible.

A brief accompanying statement for non-fiction works is appreciated.

The organising committee.


Please email questions to sdharveyaward@gmail.com