Campbelltown City Council

Fisher's Ghost Writing Prize

We're excited to announce that the Fisher's Ghost Writing Prize is back. Whether you're a writer of short stories, narrative non-fiction, memoirs or poetry, entering is easy.

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Sep 5, 2022


New South Wales


Writing and Publishing

The Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize is back! From Friday 1 July Campbelltown writers can submit your own short stories, narrative non-fiction, memoirs or poetry.

Campbelltown City Library has partnered with WestWords to create this prize (now in its second year), which is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school, TAFE or university in the Campbelltown Local Government area from grade four and above.

Writers are invited to submit your works addressing this year’s theme, A Voice from the Shadows.

Entries open Friday 1 July and close 9am, Monday 5 September.


Adult: Winner $300, Highly Commended $100.

School Students: In each category (Years 10-12, Years 7-9, Years 4-6) Winner $100, Highly Commended $50.

Judging the winning entries

  • All work must be original and within 500 words, or 25 lines for poetry (excluding the title)
  • Submissions in each age category will be judged on originality, creativity, language construction and engagement with the theme
  • A series of writing workshops will be hosted to support the writers in the development of their pieces. Information about these will soon be available on the website
  • Members of staff, members of Council, their partners and members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter this competition
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • Entries open Friday 1 July and close Monday 5 September 2022 at 9am
  • Winners will be announced at a special ceremony.

Date and time

  • Friday 01 July 2022 / 12.00am to Monday 05 September 2022 / 9.00am

For more information, visit Campbelltown City Council