Attention short fiction writers: submissions for our sixth print collection of short fiction will open on Monday 26 February 2024!

New Australian Fiction 2024 will once again showcase stories from Australia’s best and brightest established and emerging writers. The anthology will be edited by KYD’s editor Suzy Garcia.

Mark these dates in your diary:

  • Submissions open 26 February 2024
  • Submission close 7 April 2024

We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and all levels of experience to submit to this collection. Stories must be between 2000-6000 words and must be previously unpublished. All genres will be considered.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, you can purchase this year’s edition, New Australian Fiction 2023, at our online shop, or receive a copy as part of a KYD membership.

We also recommend checking out our short fiction online writing courses with award-winning writers. Covering every thing from structure, characters, language, dialogue and endings, these courses are self-paced and accessible.

Between now and 11.59pm (AEDT) Sunday 3 March, KYD members can enjoy $50 off our new fiction course and bundle: Writing Landscape in Short Fiction with Alice Bishop and Mastering Setting in Fiction!

For up-to-date information on submission callouts and writing opportunities throughout the year, please sign up to our enews or keep an eye on our social media channels: FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

We look forward to reading your work!