Creative Writing Competition 2021
About the competition
Creative writers were invited to submit one piece of short fiction or poetry in our 2021 Creative Writing Competition under the theme 'Metamorphosis' - the process of transformation or growth. A change in nature of a thing or person into a completely different one.
All entries were judged by a panel of professional writers and publishers. You can read the Judges' Report below - the Report was created in response to the entries received in the 2021 Competition.
Thank you to everyone who entered. The competition will not be running in 2022. Keep an eye on this page for information on the 2023 competition.
|Serenity Press Open Award||Ages 18+||Lifetime membership to the Everything Publishing Academy and a one-on-one session with the Serenity Press team valued at $2,490. Two books from Fremantle Press published authors. Cash prize of $500.|
|Youth Award||Ages 12-17||Mentorship package with published author Holden Sheppard valued at $540. Two books from Fremantle Press published authors. Cash prize of $300.|
|Local Resident Award||City of Rockingham resident. Must be able to provide proof of residency if selected as a winner.||One-on-one meeting with Hague Publishing principal publisher valued at $140 to discuss your writing and the publishing industry with an additional cash component of $100. Cash prize of $400.|
|Emerging Writer Award||A writer who has not yet had a story published. This does not include self-published authors.||Mentorship program with Underground Writers valued at $350. Two books from Fremantle Press published authors. Cash prize of $500.|
|Readers' Choice Award||The piece of short fiction or poetry that receives the most votes from the public. Voting closed Tuesday 26 October.||QBD Books $100 voucher.|
Congratulations to our 2021 Award recipients and those who were Highly Commended.
Read their entries
|Award||Name and Title|
|Serenity Press Open Award||Chloe Hosking, Unghosted|
|Youth Award||Jason Vettoor, Wipeout|
|Local Resident Award||Rosanne Dingli, Young Franz|
|Emerging Writer Award||Nadia Heisler Walpole, How to Write Your Own Eulogy|
|Reader's Choice Award||Nadia Heisler Walpole, How to Write Your Own Eulogy|
- Anya Cally, Undefined
- Esther Kipchumba, Andy
- Sam Cecins, Flavourless
- David Firby, Rainy Daze
- Shannon Meyerkort, Anti-metamorphosis
- Nicki Blake, Children of the Mountain