Monthly Archives: December 2016

Henry Kendall Poetry Award 2017

An invitation from Central Coast Poets…

Dear fellow writers,

Central Coast Poets Incorporated (NSW) will be calling for entries to the Henry Kendall Poetry Award (HKPA) on January 20th 2017, closing on 28th February 2017.

As it is a nationally recognised award, we would like to bring this competition to the attention of the FAW  membership,

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Posted in Closed Competitions


The Stringybark Short Story Award 2017

Closing date for entries: 5 February 2017.
Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its latest short story award. This year there is a record prize pool in cash and book prizes, as well as publication, awarded for the best entries.
The winning story will be a story of 1500 words or fewer,

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FAW NSW Walter Stone Biennial Award for Life Writing 2016: Judge’s report

FAW NSW Biennial Awards

In July this year, Geordie Williamson, Chief Literary Critic of The Australian, wrote of the crisis facing the development of an Australian National Literature exacerbated by government funding cuts to the arts, ‘the defunding of literary magazines that incubate literary talent, [and] the likely dismantling of our local publishing industry through the scrapping of parallel importation laws’.

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FAW NSW Jean Stone 2016 Poetry Award: Winning Poem

FAW NSW Biennial Awards
Breathe

by Penny Lane

Breathe: inhale the breaths of eagles,
the breaths of emus, echidnas, kites
in saltbush, spinifex, airy country,
of gangurru, kanguru, kangaroo;

Inhale forty, fifty, sixty thousand years of human breaths
that tussle with scrub and gum and wattle;

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FAW NSW Jean Stone 2016 Poetry Award: Judge’s Report

FAW NSW Biennial Awards

I very much enjoyed reading the entries for this year’s Jean Stone Award. The following poems were short-listed:

# 8 ‘Breathe’
#10 ‘Scattering’
#64 ‘House sitting’
#11 ‘Horse-power’

Of these #8 ‘Breathe’ was chosen as the winner of the Award.

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Posted in Competition Results


Speculative Fiction Festival 2017

Saturday 22 July
The NSW Writers’ Centre
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Directed by multi award-winning author Cat Sparks, the festival welcomes submissions from writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, steampunk, alternate history, new weird, supernatural, dystopian and any other subgenre of speculative fiction.

Cat is calling for both established and new voices keen to share insights and discuss aspects of all the genre has to offer.

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