Transportation Press, Tasmania’s newest publisher is delighted to announce the launch of their first competition, Smoke, an international microfiction competition.

Generously sponsored by Fullers Bookshop, the competition is open to writers from around the world and has a prize pool of $800AUD.

The prize will be judged by the increasingly recognized writer, Adam Ouston who lives in Tasmania and has been published widely across Australia.

He is the recipient of the 2014 Erica Bell Literary Award for his manuscript ‘The Party’, which was also shortlisted in the 2015 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Awards. His short story ‘Sodom Syndrome’ was published in Islands and Cities, the first book from Transportation Press,

Entries are sought of microfiction (up to 320 words) on any theme.  The first prize winner will be awarded $400 and two runners up $200 each. A collection of the winning and highly commended stories will be published electronically and with a small print run later in the year.

Microfiction, or flash fiction is short form fiction (in this case 320 words), and is a form that is chosen by some of the most transcendent literary writers working today, from all corners of the earth including Lydia Davis and Thomas Bernhard. In Australia, Melbourne based writer, Angela Meyer is a true angel of the form.

Entries close on April 15 and it costs $5 AUD to enter.

Enter via the new Transportation Press website: