Writing awards

The Wyndham Writing Awards aim to inspire, encourage and recognise emerging Victorian adult writers and literary creators.

The shortlisted and winning Wyndham Writing Awards 2021 short story, poetry and flash fiction entries are listed below. 

Just over 400 entries were received, with an impressive display of the talent from across Victoria and locally in Wyndham. To narrow the entries down to a shortlist for each category was very difficult and our judge Lee Kofman had a hard task deciding the winners. Congratulations once again to our winners and shortlisted entrants.

 

Borrow a copy of the anthology

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A limited number of print copies are available for purchase. Please email writingawards@wyndham.vic.gov.au for more information.

 

Short Stories

Winner

Artifact
Lindsay T. Hocking

Arts Assist Local Encouragement Award

Home by 7
Elizabeth Gonzalez

Shortlisted Entries

A Point in Time
M. Elisabeth Bridson

Small Town Ghosts
Melanie Kanicky

Henry’s Interview
Karen Wasson
 

Poetry

Winner

Common Burn
Paul Whitby

Arts Assist Local Encouragement Award

In Defence of the Wicked Queen
L.A Blake

Shortlisted Entries

Planning the Rosebush Raid
Nathan Curnow

leaving
Dianne Jacono

Agapanthine War
Jarrad Sidus
 

Flash fiction

Winner

Still Life
E M Greville

Arts Assist Local Encouragement Award

Platform 1
Jessica Grixti Stanley

Shortlisted Entries

The Last Grave
Henry Gasko

What of the Frog?
Corinne MacKenzie

Moogy
Rainie Zenith

Writing Groups

Black man wearing headphones & looking at a laptop takes notes with pen & paper

Come along to one of Wyndham City Libraries free weekly writing groups for adult writers of all levels of experience. Get your creative juices flowing with exercises designed to inspire and develop your writing skills in a fun and friendly environment. 

Online

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

View upcoming meetings and register

Wyndham Writing Awards 2019

Wyndham Writing Awards Anthology 2019

The Wyndham Writing Awards 2019 short story, graphic short, poetry and flash fiction winners and shortlists were announced on 7 November 2019, and are now listed below. 

Around 260 entries were received, with an impressive display of the talent from across Victoria and locally in Wyndham. To narrow the entries down to a shortlist for each category was very difficult and judges Adam Ford and Jess Parker had a hard task to pick the winners.

Print copies are available to borrow from branches.

You can also download a free digital copy here!

Short Stories

  • Chicken Soup by Ully Merkel
  • Graffiti by Mary Jones
  • Remaining by Elle Parkinson
  • Swan Song by Esthee Schonken [Local Encouragement Award]
  • The Female Gaze by Anna Kate Blair [Winner]

Graphic Short Stories

  • Babysitter by Tegan New [Local Encouragement Award]
  • Birds in the Trees by Prativa Tamang [Winner]
  • Encounter with Gorgons by Steve Carter
  • Midnight Snack by Candice MacAllister
  • Moving to Footscray by Sam Elkin

Poetry

  • A Little House Waits by Jaroslaw Kotiw
  • City Parking by Graeme Foley
  • She Will Never Forget by Sameer M. Khan [Local Encouragement Award]
  • Strength by C A Clark  [Winner]
  • You Grew Out of the Wood by Jakob Ryce

Flash fiction

  • Breathe by Daniela Esposito [Local Encouragement Award]
  • Escape by Belinda Oliver [Winner]
  • Five Jacks by Kim Robyn Smith
  • Parsley Green by Shira Deutsch
  • Waiting to Surface by Maree Purcell
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