Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc

SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY WRITING COMPETITION

It's on again, the SWWT Annual Short Story Writing Competition 2018 (formerly the Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story writing Award).

Scroll down for details or go to: COMPETITIONS 2018

 

Note: For all poetry buffs interested in the Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Award, this competition will be presented by SWWT later in the year.


 

TASMANIA'S NOMINEE FOR THE 2018 ALICE AWARD

Dear SWWT members, we need your suggestions for a nominee for the biennial and perpetual Alice Award that is to be hosted by SWW Victoria this year. To be held in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers' Festival, the announcement of the trophy winner will take place on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12.15 p.m. in Victoria. Whoever you propose needs to be an Australian woman writer who has made a significant long-term contribution to the advancement of the art of literature. We really appreciate your input. Include a bio on your chosen nominee and send the document before the next meeting, May 7, to Wendy Laing: wendylaing02@gmail.com


SWWT Raffle

Unfortunately due to wet weather conditions the Franklin House Village Fair was cancelled this year, leaving SWWT with fundraising raffle tickets still on their hands. However, the good news is that the raffle-sales-time has been extended and the draw will be announced the week prior to Mothers' Day. There are some wonderful prizes on offer. Contact Ros for tickets: rsy59995@bigpond.net.au


 

NEXT MEETING, Launceston, May 7, 2018

Our next Launceston meeting is bound to be very lively, with Yvonne Gluyas, half of the duo of Words United, Yvonne Gluyas and Joy Elizabeth (available for Spoken Word & Poetry Events), taking us through our paces with Performance Poetry. If you already have something ready, bring it along to perform for us, bearing in mind such a performance should take no more than two minutes. Otherwise, I'm sure we'll be creating something new on the day.

Speaking further on poetry, there is a poetry competition to be run in conjunction with the Latrobe Chocolatefest, at the House of Anvers, Latrobe, at which Words United will be performing. Send your poem, theme: chocolate, in at any time between August 1 to August 12,  to Joy: wordsunited@maisonrond.com

Good luck.

Other than the above, we'll meet as usual at LINC - Level 2, Room 1, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. All welcome.

HOMEWORK: Prose to 750 words or short poem up to 20 lines. Theme: Mothers

Tea and coffee available.

Gold coin donation.


 

SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2018

The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc. presents

SWWT ANNUAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2018

Word count betwen 1200 - 1500 words

Theme: 'Life Changing'

FIRST PRIZE: $200.00

SECOND PRIZE: $50.00

HIGHLY COMMENDED CERTIFICATES

COMMENDED CERTIFICATES

CLOSING DATE: 31st August 2018

The competition is open to all short story writers.

For further information (Rules) go to: COMPETITIONS 2018

or contact the Competition Secretary: wendylaing02@gmail.com


 

 


Scroll down to see the list of winning entrants in the 2017 Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award and the Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize.


 

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


 

COMPETITION WINNERS 2017

 


The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania Inc. congratulates all entrants who participated in the 2017 Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award and the Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize.


 

Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award 

1st Place: Send Me Home, My Friends by Freya Cox, Kingston TAS

2nd Place: Letter to Theo van Gogh by Michelle Collins, Glen Iris VIC

Highly Commended: Conversations with an Outhouse by Graham McDonald, Denmark, WA

Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize 

1st Place: Venice by Marion Pym Schaare, Brisbane QLD

2nd Place: The Shore that Shelters my Children by Damon O'Brien, Wynnum QLD

Highly Commended: Kokoda Trek by Janice Williams, Stawell VIC


 

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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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19.09 | 10:41

can you please tell me where to see the results of last competition which closed on 31st August.
thanks

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03.09 | 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

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01.09 | 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?

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26.08 | 23:06

I like yous saide& love poetry

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