What is SMOKE?
It’s many things: carbon and other particles suspended in the air, a cloud or a column in the atmosphere, the vapour formed by heat on moisture… a Persian cat, something that sticks out of your mouth, an erstwhile coffin nail, smoke is everything you see in its formless, fluid, manifestations, that make it recognisable.  
Thanks to the generous support of Fullers Bookshop. it’s also our latest project, in the form of an international micro fiction competition that is open to everyone.
There is prize money up for grabs, $400 AUD for the winner and $200 for two runners up. These stories, along with a selection of stories our judge Adam Ouston considers to be highly commendable, will be published in an electronic collection with a limited print run, later in the year.
Smoke,  promises to kick off another vibrant year for Transportation.
How to enter:
Who: Entry is open to everyone.
What: Microfiction, up to 320 words on one page, double spaced, on any theme. Do not include your name on this document, judging will be blind.
Include a 50 word author bio in the body of the email.
How: All entries must be emailed to
The body of the email must include your name, the title of the piece and mention (Paypal or bank account) of how the entry fee was paid.
Entry is $5 AUD, payable via our shop.
When: Entries open March 3, 2017 and close at midnight, Tasmanian time, May 16, 2017
Adam Ouston is on the left of the image, accompanied by Susie Greenhill and Ben Walter

Adam Ouston
Adam’s story ‘Sodom Syndrome’closed our first anthology, Islands and Cities. His work has appeared in many literary magazines such as The Lifted Brow, Canary Press, Island, Overland and The Review of Australian Fiction, as well as news and culture publications. 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. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.


Can I submit more than one entry?
Yes, though each entry must be submitted separately and each entry attracts an entry fee.
(these will be added to, as they become frequent)