The Society’s biennial National Writing Competition, open to female writers who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, aged 18 years or over, members and non-members, closed for entries on 30 June 2021.


Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition which attracted a great number of entries from women throughout Australia. These entries are now with the respective judges. Those shortlisted will be advised via email by 1 October 2021. Winners will be announced and Awards presented at The Society’s literary event to be held in the Dixson Room, State Library of NSW, on Wednesday 10 November 2021. Should COVID lockdowns be in place, the ceremony will be held online via Zoom.


PRIZES AWARDED


Short Story – Fiction


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


Short Story – Non-Fiction


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


Poetry


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.


SPONSORS


The Society especially thanks our sponsors for their generous support:

  • Ginninderra Press
  • Robyn Elliott
  • Susan Steggall
  • IngramSpark

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