2015 ACT Writers Centre Awards

The ACT Writers Centre Awards are now open. The closing date for the ACT Publishing Awards is 5pm Friday 11 September 2015. The closing date for the Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award and the Michael Thwaites Poetry Award is 5pm Friday 18 September 2015. Winners will be announced at the 2015 ACT Writers Centre Annual Awards Night in December.

Enquiries:

(02) 6262 9191 or admin(at)actwriters.org.au

The 2015 Anne Edgeworth Fellowship

Are you an emerging writer under 35? Do you need up to $5,000 to develop your craft, skills and experience? This Fellowship has been established in memory of the late Canberra author and poet Anne Edgeworth (also known as Anne Godfrey Smith), mentored and encouraged many young writers throughout her writing career. It will be presented to an emerging writer under 35 in the ACT and surrounding regions and will be used to advance the recipients' education in the craft of writing.
More information: Coming Soon

18th Annual Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award

The Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award was established by Don McInnis to commemorate the life of his wife, a short story writer who lived in Canberra and passed away on 25 September 1997. The award is for an emerging ACT region writer (ie without a novel or a collection of short stories published or accepted for publication by a publisher with national distribution, at the closing date for submissions to the award)and entries must be between 1,500–3,000 words .
More Information: The Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award

Michael Thwaites Poetry Award

For an emerging ACT region poet (ie without a collection of poems published or accepted for publication by a publisher with national distribution, at the closing date for submissions to the award). Entries must not exceed 50 lines.
More Information: The Michael Thwaites Poetry Award

The Z4 Review Writing Award

There are two categories: Book Review Writing, and Cultural Review Writing (i.e., food, music, theatre, art, etc.). The awards will be judged on the excellence of the writing/content of the articles.
More Information: The Z4 Review Writing Award
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ACT Publishing Awards

Recognising, rewarding and promoting writing by ACT region authors that has been published by small publishers or self-published.
More Information: The ACT Publishing Awards
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