Writers Victoria and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust

Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition

Writers Victoria is pleased to announce that applications open on Tuesday 14 June for the thirteenth Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Short story or creative non-fiction submissions of between…

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Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jul 13, 2022

Location

Australia

Artform

Writing and Publishing

Presented by Writers Victoria and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust

Writers Victoria is pleased to announce that applications open on Tuesday 14 June for the thirteenth Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Short story or creative non-fiction submissions of between 2,000 and 3,000 words are being accepted from emerging Victorian writers who have no more than three stories or articles published in a recognised book, magazine, or journal.

Winners of each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with second prizes of $250 awarded to one runner-up in each category. The first and second prize entries will also be published in The Victorian Writer magazine.

A $500 prize and publication in The Victorian Writer will also be awarded to the highest placed Writers Victoria member from regional Victoria in either category (Fiction and Non-Fiction). To be considered for the Best Regional Writer prize, you must be a member of Writers Victoria and live within Victoria, further than 50km from Melbourne’s CBD. Note that the topic of your piece is not restricted to regional Victoria.

This year’s judges are Melissa Manning and Wayne Marshall (Fiction) and Eda Gunaydin (Non-Fiction).

Categories

Short Story: 2000 – 3000 words

  • 1st place: $1000; publication in The Victorian Writer
  • 2nd place: $250; publication in The Victorian Writer
  • Regional Writer prize: $500; publication in The Victorian Writer

Creative Non-fiction: 2000 – 3000 words

  • 1st place: $1000; publication in The Victorian Writer
  • 2nd place: $250; publication in The Victorian Writer
  • Regional Writer prize: $500; publication in The Victorian Writer

Key Dates

Entries open: 9am AEST, Tuesday 14 June

Entries close: 11:59pm AEST, Wednesday 13 July

How to Apply

Submit your Fiction entry through this online form.

Submit your Non-Fiction entry through this online form.

If Submittable is not accessible for you, or for other queries not answered here,  please email Caitlin.

For more information, visit Writers Victoria and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust