Monthly Archives: November 2019

FAW State Life Memberships

FAW Secretary Maureen Kelly announced two new state life
memberships at the 2019 FAW Awards Luncheon held in Sydney on Saturday 3rd

“Together with my fellow committee members—Cate Plink, Kay Bakon, Vince Hatton, Narelle Noppert and Pam Ferrari—I am thrilled to honour State Executive committee member Colleen Parker and president Trevar Langlands with State Life Member badges and certificates recognising their dedication to the FAW,”

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Webs of Life

Sutherland Shire FAW

An anthology of short stories written by members of the Sutherland Shire Fellowship of Australian Writers was launched at the 10th Writers Unleashed Festival. A copy can be purchased directly from Sutherland Shire FAW. Please contact for further details. $15 per book plus postage.

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D-TOUR: My Journey Through PTSD

Gregory A. Wirt

STRESS has become an integral part of our modern lifestyle.
The effects of trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and
stress-related dysfunctions of anxiety and depression are currently a global
epidemic. Trauma alters people’s lives from thrive mode to survive mode,
evident as an alarming phenomenon everywhere.

What is it costing – you;

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Results: 2019 FAW NSW Writing Competitions

The 2019 Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award

Winner: Diana Blackwood, Aranda ACT, for ‘Dissent’.
Read the prizewinning Marjorie Barnard story here.

Diana Blackwood and Cate Plink2019 Marjorie Barnard award winner Diana Blackwood (left) with competition convenor Cate Plink.

The 2019 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story
Competition for Australian School Children

Section 1: Senior High School (Years 10,

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Prizewinning Short Story 2019 Marjorie Barnard Award

Reproduced here is the prizewinning short story in the 2019 FAW NSW Marjorie Barnard Competition


by Diana Blackwood

the time he reached the edge of the lake, Geoffrey had almost run out of indignation. He lowered the bow of the kayak,

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The 2020 Boundless Indigenous Writers Mentorship

Presented by Text Publishing and Writing NSW

Applications close Monday 25 November 2019

Text Publishing and Writing NSW are proud to announce the
2020 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship.

The mentorship was established in 2019 to discover and
nurture a powerful new Indigenous voice in Australian literature.

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Sutherland Shire Literary Competition 2019

Closing Date Monday 16 December 2019

Australian residents 18 years and over are invited to submit
their original poetry and short stories.


  • Rhyming verse
  • Free verse
  • Short story
  • New Category: Themed short story: 2020: Looking Back,

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Posted in Writing Competitions

The Stringybark Short Story Award 2019

Closing date 19 January 2020

Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor its annual
flagship award, The Stringybark Stories Short Story Award 2019. Clean
the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill — whichever
is more appropriate) and start writing a 1500 word (max) story that will excite
the judges.

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Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Anthology

Call for Submissions

Closing date 29 February 2020

Seeking works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry that relate
to the experience of perinatal anxiety, depression or other perinatal mental
health condition. The selected pieces will be published in an awareness-raising
anthology, with proceeds to benefit PANDA.

While your own experience is encouraged as a starting point,

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Tilting at Time

Greg Tome

In this collection, Greg Tome’s eyes are everywhere,
playfully or ruminatively considering much that is revealed to the observant
poet. His poems survey the grace of human attachment, the remarkable beauty of
the everyday world as well as its unexpected terrors, drawing the reader’s
attention to the richly imaginative prospect that this poet variously shares.

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