The Greek Australian Cultural League’s (GACL) annual literary competition is back for another year, and is now accepting submissions.

To participate, writers must be aged 18 and over, and be living in Australia.

There are two categories, poetry and short story, and works can be submitted in either one or to both, and can be in the Greek or English language.

The competition is a chance to give both members of the GACL, as well as non-members who are writers, the opportunity to present their unpublished works to a wider audience.

The recipient of First Prize in each category and in each language, will receive a commemorative certificate and a monetary prize. These works will also be published in the 65th issue of the periodical Antipodes, which will be launched in October, on the same day the literary competition winners are announced.

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Second and Third Prizes, as well as any Commendations, will receive a commemorative award certificate and books.

Content limits:

Poem: 100 verses

Short Story: 2,000 words

Note: Works that do not comply with the rules, including word limits, will be automatically rejected and will not be forwarded to the Judging Panel.

All submissions must be original work(s) by the author, and should not have been submitted in another competition or have been previously published.

Each work should be signed by a pseudonym (nom de plume), and the same pseudonym should be used in signing all the entries submitted by the same person.

Submissions open until Friday 12 July, 2019. Download and complete a registration form at

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