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

The Society’s National Writing Competition is open to women writers who are residents of Australia, aged 18 years or over, members and non-members.  

Conditions of entry are stipulated on the forms which can be downloaded below.

Closing date is 6:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on 30 June 2024.


Short Story – Fiction

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

Short Story – Non-Fiction

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


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

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

Fee per entry:

Short Story – Fiction and Nonfiction, and Poetry:

   Members: $35
   Non-members:  $45

Receiving officers:

Short Story – Fiction:
Prof Anne Power, U171, 421 Pacific Highway, Artarmon 2064   am.power@westernsydney.edu.au

Short Story – Nonfiction:
Ms Meg Dunn, 3 Hallstrom Place, Mona Vale 2103   matmeg@bigpond.net.au

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


For further details and an entry form, please download the following document, provided in Excel for your convenience. You can print the entry form and mail it, or save it to your computer for easy completion and emailing.