The Furious Fiction writing competition is a monthly competition which is presented by the Australian Writers’ Centre, this fun, fast – and best of all – FREE short story challenge blasts off on the first Friday of every month. Anyone in the world aged 17 years and older is able to take part. Not only do you get to try your hand at a new creative challenge each and every month, the winning story takes home $500 in cash.

Each month a new topic is provided – generally which will entail a specific topic of location, an action and specific words. For example in the month of July, the competition required the PLACE to be a wedding or funeral, it required something to be ‘cut’ in the story and the writing had to include the words “under”, “over” and “between”.

This competition is available to all Australian residents 17 years of age and older.

Furious Fiction writing competition details:

Opens: 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) on the first Friday of the month
Closes: 55 hours later (midnight, Sunday)
Word limit: 500 words
Entry fee: FREE
Prize: The winner takes home AUD$500 each month, and the shortlisted favourites are published on their blog.

You can read more about the Furious Fiction competition at their website: