Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc

ROSE FRANKCOMBE SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2020

ROSE AWARD

 Word count between 1200 - 1500 words

The theme is ‘Flora or Fauna.’

FIRST PRIZE: $200.00

SECOND PRIZE: $50.00

Plus Highly Commended and Commended Certificates.

CLOSING DATE: 31st July 2020

This competition is open to all short story writers.

 

RULES

This competition is for original, previously unpublished short stories written in English.

Entries close on the 31st July 2020

Entry fee: $10.00 for up to two entries.

Theme: ‘Flora or Fauna’.

Word Count:  between 1200 - 1500 words.

Type on A4 paper with 1.5 spacing, using 12pt Arial or Times Fonts. Indent paragraphs, except for the first paragraph. Do not double space between paragraphs.

On a separate sheet including the title of the story, word count, and your contact details, (name, address, email, and telephone number.) Send as a Word document, not as a PDF.

Do not put your personal details on the story only the title.

Email your entry/s and personal details sheet as separate attachment/s) to:

wendylaing02@gmail.com

In the subject line of the email, please put SWWT short story competition. 

 Pay your $10 entry fee directly into the SWWT bank account

(see below for details).

Bank Account Name: Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

BSB: 067 601

Account No.: 10168834

Very Important:

Please ensure that your name and the words SWWT or S/S appear 

in the deposit line.

 

Results of the Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize 2019.

 

Equal 1st Prize -         ‘Degustation’ by Nicole Rain Sellers, Belmont South NSW

and                              ‘A Barren Earth’ by Merlene Fawdry, Ararat Victoria

 

2nd Prize –                  ‘Foreclosure’ by Beth Clapton,  Petersham NSW

 

Highly Commended – ‘Sacred Ground’ by David Terelinck, Biggera Waters QLD

 

Commended-             ‘Lament for Winding Creek’ by Averil Drummond, Brunkerville, NSW

                                    ‘Old Growth’ by Gillian Telford, Booker Bay, NSW

                                    The Wet’ by Merlene Fawdry, Ararat, Victoria

SWWT

PLEASE NOTE:


 THE APRIL GENERAL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

I will let you know if further meetings also need to be cancelled.

Secretary Wendy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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LAUNCESTON MEETING MARCH 2, 2020

REPORT ON GENERAL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 2nd March 2020


 The President opened the meeting at 10.15 am.

 

 Present were Mary Farr, Wendy Laing, Ros Sydes, Katharine Marshall, Kathy Duff, Liz Russell-Arnot.

 

 Apologies were received from Rose Frankcombe, Carolyn Wyrsch, Valerie Kennedy, Yvonne Gluyas, Janet Berry.

 

 We began the meeting with a short exercise on using conjunctions before reading our homework ‘eco-anxiety’ as either short stories or poetry. Everyone had a different and interesting take on the subject.

 

Wendy Laing had researched information on book distributors which led to a lively discussion on the part they played for an author.

 

We talked about the art of writing monologues and decided to include an article about monologue essays in the next Stylus.

 

The raffle was won by Katherine Marshall, who will supply a raffle for the next meeting.

 

Our written exercise was to use a word suggested by the person sitting next to us and write a short piece or poem using that word.

 

 President Mary proposed that we should hold a book fair sometime in the future. This will be discussed at the committee meeting in April.

 

 Secretary Wendy will keep the website up and running until other arrangements can be made.

 

We will send some flyers with information about our Society to the International Day luncheon being held by the Burnie City Council on the 6th March.

 

Treasurer Ros said the Franklin House Fair would be held on Sunday, the 22nd March from 10am-2pm and asked for volunteers to help run our stall.

 

 Vice President Liz will bring a design for a banner to the next meeting.

 

 The meeting closed at 12.30 pm.

 

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RESULTS ROSE FRANKCOMBE SHORT STORY COMP. ROSE AWARD 2019

 

Rose Frankcombe Short Story Competition Rose Award

Judged by Sally Odgers

 

First:                   

Earth Hour, Janice Williams, Stawell, VIC

 

Second:                

A Patch of Earth, Annabel Larkey, Sandy Bay, TAS

 

Highly Commended:  

Seeking Paradise, Kerrin O’Sullivan, Middle     Park, VIC

 

Commended:        

Earth to Earth, Christine Johnson, Rozelle, NSW

 

Commended:         

Matchboxes, Jackie Mohr, Bellingen, NSW


 

Congratulations from the Society of Women Writers, Tasmania


 

 

 

RESULTS ROBYN MATHISON POETRY PRIZE 2018

1st place - Rose Frankcombe, TAS - 'Miss Havisham Calls'

2nd place - Helen Thurloe, NSW - 'Yellow Monday'

3rd place - Marilyn Humbert, NSW - 'spinning earth'

 

Highly Commended certificates were awarded to the following poets"

Helen Swain, TAS

Roger Vickery, NSW

Fran Graham, WA

Sylvia Hardy, NSW

Susan Lee Mason, VIC

Stephen House, SA

BJ North, TAS

David Terelinck, QLD

 

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.  

Details regarding our 2019 Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize will be on the website later in the year.

 


 

SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY AWARD, 2018

 Congratulations to the winners in the 2018 SWWT Short Story Award
 
1st Place:     Janeen Samuel, Morgiana, Victoria for The Phone Call
 
2nd Place:   Susan Gourlay, Queenscliff, Victoria for My Bedroom Window
 
Highly Commended:    Carmel Lillis, Yarraville, Victoria for Tough Girls Can Cry
 
Commended:     Brenda North, Brittons Swamp, Tasmania for Careful Thinking
 
Commended:     Bette Martin, Park Orchards, Victoria for Chiaroscuro
 
See top of page for details of the current SWWT poetry competition
 
 

 

ALICE AWARD, 2018

Warm congratulations to Sally Odgers, recipient of the perpetual Alice Award trophy, 2018, presented by the Society of Women Writers, Victoria.

 


 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Hello everyone,
Membership fees are still $25. You can pay your membership at our monthly meetings, or contact our Membership Officer, Mrs Ros Sydes by either phoning 6343 0943 or email rsy59995@bigpond.net.au for more information. You can also pay by direct deposit into the following account:

Bank Account Name: Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

BSB: 067 601

Account No.:10168834

IMPORTANT: Mark your deposit as either MEMBER RENEWAL - or for new membership application payments, NEW MEMBER.

 


 

 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS

For a copy of the Application for Membership or a Membership Renewal form, contact the Membership Officer at: rsy59995@bigpond.net.au

Please note: The membership fee is now $25.00 per annum


 

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Vi Liscombe | Reply 11.02.2019 14.28

Wonderful to see Sally Rogers with her 2018 Alice award.
Congratulations Sally and so very well deserved. 🌹

Dianne Bates | Reply 31.08.2018 18.01

2018 Buzz Words Short Story Prize This is for short Story by adults writing for children aged 8 to 11 years. There will be two prizes: first is $1,00

Akhileshvari Dasi | Reply 01.09.2017 07.13

I've only just now discovered your short story competition and saw that entries closed yesterday! I have the perfect story to enter. Is it really too late?

Wendy Laing Coordinator 03.09.2017 11.41

It is too late for our competition so here is a good site to find competitions that are still open.
austwriterscompetitions/AWRFiles/competitions
Wendy Laing

Allan Lake | Reply 20.07.2017 11.32

Is the RM poetry comp only for women? If so, I have a problem.

SWWT Moderator 20.07.2017 14.31

No problem, Allan, both the poetry and the s/s comps are open to all. We look forward to receiving your entry. Thank you for the enquiry.

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