This Award is named after Abigail Mary Clancy (1898-1984), one of the founders of the Society of Women Writers and a prominent early 20th century journalist. The Abbie Clancy Foundation Trust funds the Award and the Society sponsors its administration.

The Award is open to female honours and post-graduate students attending universities in New South Wales. Entrants for the Award of $1,000 must submit an abstract (300-500 words) of an unpublished research paper on the published or unpublished work(s) of fiction or non-fiction of an Australian woman writer, journalist, playwright or poet.

For full details and entry form, please download the form below.