Enter your short story or poem to the ‘AAWP/UWRF
Emerging Writers’ Prize’ for your chance to win publication pathway and a great networking opportunity.
The winner receives:
- a ticket to the Ubud
Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF),
- accommodation for the duration of the
- $500 towards economy airfares.
In addition, you will receive a
one-year annual membership to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs
(AAWP) and fully subsidised conference fees to attend the annual conference of the
AAWP, where you are invited to read from your work. The editors at Meniscus will consider your work for
Take advantage of this
stunning opportunity to celebrate the craft of writing at South East Asia’s
largest and most exciting literary festival. Be welcomed in to the thriving
community of writers within the AAWP. Enter your short story or poem and take
advantage of this generous publication pathway and networking opportunity for
Conditions of entry
1. This competition is open to emerging writers
across Australasia. Emerging writers will not have a full-length,
single-authored, commercially published, print publication in any genre.
Emerging writers who have published in electronic format only, or who have
published work in collections showcasing multiple authors, are eligible.
2. The Prize opens on the 15 February 2017
and closes at midnight on 30th June 2017. Late submissions will not
be accepted. The winner will be announced on the UWRF website and the AAWP
website no later than 30th August 2017.
3. Entries should not exceed 30 lines (poetry) or
3000 words (prose).
4. Entries should respond to the UWRF theme. The 2017 theme is ‘Origins’.
The theme – drawn from the Hindu philosophy ‘Sangkan
Paraning Dumadi’ – speaks of our eternal connection to where we have come from,
and to where we will ultimately return. UWRF Founder & Director Janet
“At a time of global unrest and political turmoil,
‘Origins’ invites us to consider the biggest
picture – to contemplate not just our connections from person to person,
but as a collective humanity extending across people, the planet and periods of
5. The entry should be formatted as follows — line
spacing: 1.5, font size: 12 point, font: Times New Roman.
6. You may enter as many times as you wish.
Subsequent entries incur a separate fee.
7. Any entries that do not follow the rules will
be disqualified. If an entry is disqualified no refund will be given.
8. Entries may not be altered after they have been
9. The UWRF/AAWP reserves the right to disqualify
any entry that breaches the rules.
10. The judges' verdict is final. No
correspondence or discussion.
11. The award is for unpublished writing,
including online publication.
Please go to <aawp.org.au> for further
information: see News (Opportunities) or Journals (Meniscus)