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Creative Writing Competition 2021

Creative Writing Competition 2021

About the competition

Creative writers are invited to submit one piece of short fiction or poetry in our 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.

Entries will open on Monday 12 July and close 4pm Friday 27 August 2021. Entry is open to Western Australian writers.

The competition is open to a wide range of writing styles, including short fiction, poetry, lyrics, opinion pieces or other forms of written expression. Entries need to reflect the theme 'Metamorphosis.'  

Read the terms and conditions below before entering.

All entries will be judged by a panel of professional writers and publishers. Winners will be notified by Friday 10 September.

Award categories

Serenity Press Open AwardAges 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 AwardAges 12-17Mentorship package with published author Holden Sheppard valued at $540. Two books from Fremantle Press published authors. Cash prize of $300.
Local Resident AwardCity 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 AwardA 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.
Reader's Choice AwardThe piece of short fiction or poetry that receives the most votes from the public.QBD Books $100 voucher.

How to enter

Enter here

Entries close 4pm Friday 27 August.

Terms and conditions

Creative Writing Workshops - Big ideas, tiny spaces

Laura Keenan and Linda Martin from Night Parrot Press are thrilled to present our two Flash Fiction workshops as part of the Creative Writing Competition. These short, punchy stories will have you thinking, spinning, falling down and picking yourself up to see the world from a fresh angle. They make your jaw drop and your mind whirl.

These workshops will give you writing prompts so you can write your own short stories where every word counts and every sentence matters. Laura and Linda can’t wait to write with you.

Registration is essential as places are limited. Follow the links below to register.

Youth Flash Fiction Workshop

  • Thursday 15 July
  • 2pm-4pm
  • Rockingham Youth Centre, 20 Mackinnon Street, Rockingham
  • For ages 12 - 17 years

Register here

Adults Flash Fiction Workshop

  • Thursday 22 July
  • 6pm-8pm
  • Rockingham Central Library, Dixon Road, Rockingham
  • For ages 18+

This workshop is fully booked. To join the waitlist, call 9528 0333 or email


Thank you to our sponsors, Serenity Press, Fremantle PressUnderground Writers and Hague Publishing.

Our major sponsor, Serenity Press, is a traditional publishing house with offices based in Rockingham. They are a growing independent publishing company with heartfelt passion and a burning desire to create beautiful books. 

Serenity Press endeavours to share inspirational stories from the literary folklore-fairy tale genre, bringing readers authors who write from the heart, and books which inspire, empower, awaken and inform. Their aim is to keep traditional stories and storytelling alive through their Duchess Serenity Collection, Folklore collections and Children's books. 

Their authors include Sarah, Duchess of York, Kate Forsyth, Juliet Marillier, Monique Mulligan, Teena Raffa-Mulligan and many more amazing authors.

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