Time to challenge yourself, dust off your writing skills, put pen to paper or fingers to keypads …

The Society’s biennial National Writing Competition is open to female writers who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, aged 18 years or over, members and non-members.  

Closing date is 6:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on 30 June 2021.


Short Story – Fiction

Winner – $500
Highly Commended – $250
Commended – $100

Short Story – Non-Fiction

Winner – $500
Highly Commended – $250
Commended – $100


Winner – $300
Highly Commended – $200
Commended – $100

Winning entries willl also be considered for incusion in The Society’s centenary anthology to be published in 2025.

Fee per entry:

Short Story – Fiction and Non-Fiction:

   Members: $30
   Non-members:  $40


   Members:  $15 per poem or $40 for three
   Non-members:  $20 per poem

Receiving officers:

Short Story – Fiction:
Michele Bomford, 18 William Street, Bundanoon 2578  michele.cb@bigpond.com

Short Story – Non-Fiction:
Ann Beaumont, C/- GPO Box 1388, Sydney 2001  abeaumont6@bigpond.com

Rita Shaw, 10 Kemble Place, Bilgola Plateau 2107  rhinoservices@iinet.net.au


Please see the attached file for further details and Entry Form – 2021 National Writing Competition Entry Form



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