Open Writing Competition

Congratulations to the 2018 Open Writing Competition Winners

Poetry Section

Winner – Jim Kent ‘Calling to Me’
Runner-up – Jim Kent ‘Calling to Me – The Golden Days’


Short Story Section

Winner – Helen Cunningham ‘Calling to Me’
Runner-up – Margaret-Anne Cameron ‘Sisters’


Enter The 2019 Open Writing Competition

 2019 Theme: “Singing out for Rain”

Closing Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019

Short Story Competition (1000 to 2000 words) 1st Prize: TBC

Poetry Competition (max. 48 lines) 1st Prize: TBC

Entry Fee: $10

Download entry form


Competition Guidelines:

  • An entry fee of $10 must be paid per entry.
  • Entries are to be formatted with double spacing, in a 12 point serif font, (preferably Times New Roman), with numbered pages, printed single-sided on A4 paper and stapled in the top left-hand corner.
  • The author’s name must not appear on the story or poem.
  • Up to three entries may be submitted per person, however each story/poem must be accompanied by a completed entry form and fee.
  • Three copies of each entry must be provided. Hard-copies only will be accepted.
  • Entrants are required to read the Terms and Conditions on the back of the entry form before submitting entries.


Submission Instructions:

All entries must be mailed or delivered in hard copy to: 9 Paynters Siding Rd Narrandera NSW 2700

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