SD Harvey Short Story Awards

Submissions are now open for the 2019 SD Harvey Short Story Awards.

The SD Harvey will from this year be hosted by the NRMA Kennedy Awards. It continues to be open to writers of fiction and non-fiction, including journalists.

The rules are the same as past years: a ripping yarn of between between 3,000 and 5,000 words. And there have been plenty of these in the nine years the award has been run. This year, there's a cash prize, as well as a sail to Whitehaven for two on a traditional classic schooner. Further details are available here.

Sandra Harvey, journalist and author

Sandra Harvey, journalist and author

Lindsay Simpson established the award in memory of her former true crime writing partner Sandra Harvey, commemorate Sandra's life and legacy in writing crime., including Brothers in Arms, My Husband My Killer and The Ghost of Ludwig Gertsch.

Registration for the S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award can be made via the award page. In line with all other Kennedy Awards, an entry fee of $50 applies. Entry material for the award – with S.D. Harvey Award in the subject line – can be submitted for judging from now until 6pm on July 1, 2019, via

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Lindsay Simpson on

Finalists will be announced on July 24, 2019.