National Writing Competitions 2019

Applications are NOW OPEN for the Society of Women Writers NSW National Writing Competition for
Short Story - Fiction, Short Story - Non Fiction and Poetry

Closing date - 6.00pm EST on 30 June 2019
Short-listed entrants only will be contacted via email by 1 October 2019
Awards Presented at SWW Luncheon Ceremony on Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Download your Entry Form and Conditions of Entry ABOVE or HERE


National Writing Competitions 2017 Results

The Society of Women Writers NSW Committee would like to congratulate the following Winners

National Non-Fiction Award for Essays and Articles 2017

  • First Prize - An Appetite for Awe - Anni Webster  
  • Second Prize - Pilbara Boots - Robyn Elliott
  • Third Prize -  WB Yeats and Yours Truly - Megan Wallens                          
  • Highly Commended - You Are All Dreamers - Carol Middleton
  • Highly Commended - Slippery Side of the Street - Judith O'Connor
  • Highly Commended - Please Don't Tell - Joanne Ruppin

National Short Story Competition 2017

  • Short Story Competition 2017
  • First Prize - ‘Paper Nautilus’ - Fran Collings
  • Second Prize - ‘Traumeri’ – Paulette Gittins
  • Third Prize - ‘Rewind’ – Polly Jude

National Poetry Competition 2017

  • Equal First Prize - Persistence in Three Languages - Helen Thurloe   
  • Equal First Prize - Stille Nacht and Silent Night - Joanne Ruppin
  • Highly Commended - The Night Before the Truck - Susan Fealy
  • Highly Commended - Thomas Merton - Shane McCauley