The Joyce Parkes Women's Writers' Prize
Sponsored by The Australian Irish Heritage Association
Limit 1000-2000 words prose, fact or fiction
Joyce Parkes Women’s Writers’ Prize honours Joyce Parkes who is a well known
poet living in WA.
She is the patron of the prize, which aims at promoting and encouraging women
writers in Australia.
Limit of 1,000 to 2,000 words –
Prose, fact or fiction. Prize Money: $500
Entrance Fee $10.
Enquiries to Denis Bratton 9345 3530
2017 Winning entry 'Leaving
Home' by Gina Dawson
To read winning entry click here
Rules of entry
v All or any entries
may be published in the Association's magazine The Journal
and its website. The prize money will be deemed to include a fee for
publication. Copyright remains with the author.
v Entries must be
the entrant's original work, not previously published, broadcast or
awarded a literary prize.
v Work submitted
must be a copy of the original work (the original should be
retained by the entrant). Entries will not be returned.
v The work must be
in ENGLISH. The Macquarie Dictionary is the spelling standard
v The work must be
typed, double spaced, on one side only of A4 with 2cm margins.
v Each page is to
be numbered, bear the title of the entry and be stapled together at the
top left – hand corner only. The real name of the entrant must NOT
appear on the manuscript.
v A PEN NAME
MUST BE USED.
v A completed entry
form must accompany each entry.
v The Judges'
decision will be final. Any attempt to communicate with a Judge will
result in disqualification.
v There is no limit
to the number of entries, but each one must be accompanied by
a fee of $10
v Entries should be
Writers' Prize, Australian Irish Heritage
Association PO Box 1583 Subiaco WA 6904
v Late entries
will not be considered.
v The competition
is open to all Australian women.
wishing a list of prize winners should enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope, or visit our web site at www.irishheritage.net.
here for entry form
here for deadlines