We are living in times of uncertainty and isolation right now, but while we have extra time on our hands let’s use to it find a way back to each other - through stories. For the next four months Rhiza Edge will be open to short story submissions through a new competition. This is a great way to get your work noticed by us and have your short story included in a professional anthology. We look forward to seeing what is out there!

What do you have to do?

Write a creative and exciting story that engages with our themes. Word count to be between 2000 and 5000 words. Short stories written in verse may be considered. Submit the story via email to the address below after paying the entry fee. To understand the type of books and stories we love, check out our current full length novels and read our general submission guidelines.

These stories are to be fictional and appropriate for teens through to adults to read (13+ stories).

Submissions for the short story competition are due by July 31st 2020 for both collections. [EXTENDED to 14th August 2020.]

What could you win?

Shortlisted authors will be included in the final anthology published by Rhiza Edge. All included authors will win a $50 voucher to spend with Rhiza Edge/Wombat Books, a free copy of the anthology they are published in, and a manuscript appraisal on up to 50 pages of a separate manuscript.

The anthologies will be released in 2021 and we are looking forward to celebrating the amazing work the shortlisted candidates produce.

Two Exciting Themes: Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Contemporary (including Crime, Dystopian, Drama, Romance).

Our Sci-Fi/Fantasy collection
To be edited by Lynne Stringer

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Across spaces, across times, across planets, fantasy and sci-fi stories
transport us to other realms with imagination and excitement. When current reality feels distant, write your otherwordly ideas into existence.
Submit your best fantasy and science-fiction stories for this exciting anthology.


Our Contemporary collection
To be edited by Laura Norris and RA Stephens.

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We have always lived in uncertain times. But facing a global pandemic tasks us with questioning the things we take for granted: jobs, finances, social structures, loved ones. What hasn't changed is our unending optimism to adapt. Send us your best short stories that deal with how to exist in uncertainty, how to navigate the day-to-day, how to weather rapid changes when the world folds in around us. Everything is disappearing, but we are still here. 


Download entry form: Here

Competition entry fee:

Students/Pensioners: $8.80 per story

Adult Writers: $13.20 per story.

Please send your entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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