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Incorporation No: IA 08090   ABN: 91 079 957 602

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Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc.


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New SWWT writing competition launched!

The Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Writing Award, 2013

Closing date: October 30, 2013

Finals Judge: Sally Odgers


1st $200.00; 2nd $50.00; HC Certificate, C Certificate

In addition to the cash prizes and the certificates Finals Judge Sally Odgers is also offering the Sally Odgers Award to an entrant of her choice, giving them a chance to win an hour's edit or assessment by her, plus a mystery prize which is not book-related.


This short story writing competition (original & unpublished work only) is open to all, no restrictions on your home place be it here in the island state or any point north, south, east or west of the Australian continent, but the short story needs to reflect some aspect of Tasmania, Tasmanian life, or the Tasmanian environment. You may not have been here, but don't let that stop you, don't feel hamstrung, let your creativity flow.

Margot Manchester loved the natural world, she had travelled extensively around Australia but she loved her home-place, she loved the rugged highland country, to the coastal shores. Most of all, she loved people and your story needs to incorporate something of any of these things, expressed in your own, unique way.

There is no entry form, and don't include any personal details on your story-page other than the title and perhaps the word count at the end. Times or Times New Roman font, 12 pt, double spaced please. Word count to 1000 max. words. It is important you do send a cover sheet with your personal


Before you send your entry here's a 8-point check list for that cover sheet:

1) include your name

2) postal address

3) telephone number

4) email address

5) title of work

6) word count (max. 1000)

7) attach your entry payment:

Payment Option a) attach the Entry Fee: $5.00 (cheque or Money Order) made payable to the Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc. and send with your entry to (see check list item 8)




Payment Option b) direct deposit your $5.00 entry fee into the following bank account, making sure you include the author-name which you have noted on your cover sheet with the direct deposit for the Receiving Officer's record: BSB: 067601 Acct No: 10168834


8) complete your payment option as above then follow both of the final steps c) & d) below and you're done:

c) send your hard copy entry (and payment by method of choice) to:

SWWT Receiving Officer,

3 Hawley Street,

Newstead, Tasmania, 7250

and also

d) send an electronic copy of your submission to:

Winners announced by November 29, 2013.




Next LAUNCESTON MEETING will be held on Monday, September 2, 2013


The September meeting is the AGM all welcome


Homwork for the next meeting: bring along a poem or a piece of your prose to read, open theme

Prose to 750 words or a poem


all welcome


Usual SWWT meeting venue:

CDD, North - Community Development Divison, North (formerly Women Tasmania)

Cnr St John & Cameron Streets, Launceston

10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Gold coin donation for tea or coffee


Hobart venue for a small group of writers (not directly SWWT),

1st Wednesday of each month, Feb - Dec.

Hobart Women's Health Centre

25 Lefroy Street, North Hobart

For further details telephone Robyn (after 1.00 p.m) 6234 4418

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Do you write?

Are you interested in writing?

The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc., provides support and encouragement for writers interested in writing
in any genre and communiciating with others.

By joining the society of Women Writers Tasmania, you can be included in a network of postal and email magazines,
giving you the opportunity to contribute your writing and obtain feedback from other members.

You will receive the Society newsletter, Stylus, every two months to keep you informed about
writing opportunities, resources, activities and competitions.

You can also contribute writing on a theme to the Stylus newsletter.
You can attend meetings and workshops in Launceston when you are in town.
Don’t feel isolated—join the Society of Women Writers Tasmania
Fill in and send off the application form for membership below.


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