Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
SPECIAL ZOOM EVENT: Writing Monologues is 11 July 2024MORE
Short list of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
SPECIAL ZOOM EVENT: Writing Monologues is 11 July 2024MORE
Short list of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
SPECIAL ZOOM EVENT: Writing Monologues is 11 July 2024MORE
Short list of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
SPECIAL ZOOM EVENT: Writing Monologues is 11 July 2024MORE
Short list of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE

Competitions

Participating in writing competitions is a great challenge for any writer. It pushes you to be a bit more disciplined with your writing and promote your talent and skill to others. It also opens to networking with other like-minded people who have a love for writing. 

The Society of Women Writers Victoria (SWWV) encourages members to get your writing out by joining competitions and vie for awards and prizes. In this page we share the competitions for different genre of writing that may suit individual members’ styles. 

SWWV runs a number of competitions for writers at every stage of their career. Read on for further information.

The Alice Award

The Alice Literary Award is presented to an Australian woman who has made a distinguished, long-term contribution to Australian Literature. The award is in the form of a trophy and it is presented biennially. The winner is chosen after consultation with the state branches of the Society and each branch takes a turn at hosting the Alice Literary Award. The Alice Award will next be presented in 2024.
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Nance Donkin Award for Children’s Literature

The recipient of the 2023 Nance Donkin award is Pamela Rushby (Queensland). Congratulations to Pamela and all the nominees for 2023. The 2023 nominees were: Teena Raffa-Mulligan from Western Australia. https://www.teenaraffamulligan.com Susanne Gervay OAM from New South Wales. https://sgervay.com/ Pamela Rushby from Queensland. https://pamelarushby.com/book/ Alison Lester from Victoria. https://alisonlester.com/ Sharon Booth from Tasmania. www.sharonjyaxley.com The keynote speaker for the event was Jane ...
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The Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize

The Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize  The Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize is awarded for a poem of no more than 50 lines, this biennial award is named in honour of a much-loved member of SWWV. Kathryn was born in Canada and lived in France, England, Scotland, Egypt, Indonesia and Africa. When she married an Australian she moved permanently to Melbourne. Kathryn continued her education at the University of Melbourne and became a creative writing ...
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The Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award

The Margaret Hazzard Short Story Competition 2024 Short stories of up to 2,000 words on an open theme. Prizes: 1st $300.00   2nd $150.00   3rd $75.00 We are pleased to announce the short-list of ten stories in the Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award 2024. Congratulations to all those authors. The stories are listed in alphabetical order. By all means let people know you have made the short or longlist but please do not announce the name of your story on social ...
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