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 2023.


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: $30
   Non-members:  $45

Receiving officers:

Short Story – Fiction:
Janette Conway, 35 Tindale Road, Artarmon 2064

Short Story – Nonfiction:
Liz Newton, 14 The Point Road, Woolwich 2100

Rita Shaw, 10 Kemble Place, Bilgola Plateau 2107

For further details and to obtain an entry form, please download either or both of the following documents, provided in Excel and pdf for your convenience. If you wish to print the entry form and mail it, you can use either format however the Excel version can be saved to your computer for easy completion and emailing.