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Write your way to fame
Entries are now invited for the Peter Cowan Writers' Centre Inc. (PCWC) 2014 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose.
Peter Cowan Writers Center (Photo courtesy of the PCWC)
The competition is named for two writers important to the Peter Cowan Writers' Centre. Julie Lewis (Patron from 1995–2003) and Trudy Graham (President from 1995–1997).
This is a national competition with an open theme and age grouping. Writers may submit fiction or non-fiction prose entries up to 2000 words per entry.
Entries for the competition must be unpublished works, not on offer for publication before the announcement of the prize winners, and not have been recognised in any other competition.
Current PCWC President, Susan Stevens said "The award encourages writers across Australia to test their writing in a 'blind' competition. It provides a great opportunity for experienced and emerging writers alike to achieve recognition for their writing."
Prize money for the competition $400 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. The centre will also award Highly Commended Certificates and Commended Certificates.
As part of the PCWC's push to encourage youth writing in 2014, they are offering an encouragement award of $100 for students 12-18 years of age.
The competition will close on 1 August 2014 – entries must be received by email or post-marked by this date.