FAWWA Writing Competitions

FAWWA currently runs two annual competitions open to writers from all over Australia...


Tom Collins Poetry Prize

Opening Date: 1 September
Closing Date: 31 December  (entries must be postmarked by this date to be eligible)

Number of lines:  Maximum 60 lines per poem.

Prizes: First $1000.00  Second $400.00  4 x Highly Commended $150.00

Entry Fee: $5.00 per poem (maximum of three poems per entrant)

Entries must be accompanied by the  entry form available here


Haddow Stuart Short Story Competition

Opening Date:1 March

Closing Date: 1 June (entries must be postmarked by this date to be eligible)

Number of Words: Maximum 3000 per story

Prizes: First $400.00  Second $100.00  2 x Highly Commended $50.00

Entry Fee: $7.00 per story (maximum of three stories per entrant)  

Entries must be accompanied by the entry form available here

Read the Judge's Report for the 2007 Competition

Recent HSSS Competition winners include:

  • 2007
    First Prize: "Menton" by David Arnold, Queensland
    Second Prize: "Description of a Man" by Tine Brok, Tasmania
    Highly Commended: Rescue by Sian Eldridge, Queensland
                                 and Trimaide by Kathleen Stewart, WA
  • 2006 - “Fourscore” by Jenny Sinclair, North Fitzroy, Vic
  • 2005 - "Alaskan Swan" by Sian Eldridge
  • 2004 -" Mr Meat's Epiphany" by Peta Goodwin