Tasmanian Writer’s Prize

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words on an island, or island-resonant theme.

The winner receives a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South.

WINNER AND FINALISTS ANNOUNCED:

Winner

The Reverend by Jennifer Porter (VIC)

Jennifer Porter has written reviews for ArtsHub and has had work broadcast on Radio National. Her adult novel manuscript, In Your Image, has been shortlisted and longlisted for a number of national and international literary prizes. She also writes poetry, short stories and children’s books. Jen participated in the 2016 Hardcopy program (a professional development program run by the ACT Writers Centre) and travelled to the Philippines to take part in a Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange program (WrICE) residency in 2017.

 Finalists 

On the Ebb Tide by Margaret Dakin (QLD)

The Church of Lost Objects by Penny Gibson (VIC)

Matchbox Beetles by Annabel Larkey (TAS)

The Rasp of a Hungry Flame by Carmel Lillis (VIC)

Liberty by Ruairi Murphy (TAS)

Wash-up by Melanie Napthine (VIC)

Tybee Bomb by William Stanforth (VIC)

Alice … Incomplete by Karenlee Thompson (QLD)

The Tartan Factor by Polly Whittington (TAS)

Tears of Chios by Lynette Willoughby (SA)

These stories will be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2017.

(see the 40S Bookshop to purchase your copy of previous anthologies)

TASMANIAN WRITERS’ PRIZE 2018 – CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2017

ENTRIES NOW OPEN

A short fiction competition open to all secondary school students in Tasmania.

Run in partnership with the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE).

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

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The winner of each section receives $300 and publication in Tasmania 40° South magazine. Runners up receive a $30 Fullers Bookshop gift voucher.