Wyndham Libraries' annual writing competition has changed name!

Formerly 'Words of Wyndham', the competition is now known as Wyndham Writing Awards. 

Watch This Space! Wyndham Writing Awards will return in 2019.

Need some inspiration?

Keep your eye out for more Short Story, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Graphic Storytelling writing workshops later this year

Writing Clubs

Come along to one of our writing workshops to share your work, meet other writers and participate in exercises before you enter the competition! We have clubs at both the Wyndham Vale and Julia Gillard Library Tarneit branches.

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Words of Wyndham 2017

Words of Wyndham

The Words of Wyndham 2017 short story, graphic short, poetry and flash fiction winners and shortlists were announced on 2 November 2017, and are now listed below. 

Wyndham City Libraries’ adult writing competition has finished. Around 400 entries were received, with an impressive display of the talent from across Australia and locally in Wyndham. To narrow the entries down to a shortlist for each category was very difficult and judges Adam Ford and Bernard Caleo had a hard task to pick the winners.

An anthology of the winning and other shortlisted entries is being published.  Themes of the stories and poems range from suicide, family violence and mourning, to online dating, Easter eggs and birds.

Print copies are available to borrow from branches, and a free digital copy is available here:


Short Stories 

  • A Colour Of Loss by Freya Cox
  • Aviary by Tess Corbel [Winner]
  • Forecast by A. Di Martino
  • In the New Land by Caroline Miley
  • One Hundred Strokes by Chris Childs [Local Encouragement Award]

Graphic Short Stories 

  • Curious-01 by Eric Le
  • Katabatic by Jennifer Reuter [Local Encouragement Award]
  • Modern Transport by Tegan New [Winner]
  • The Secret Dreamsof Mum by C.A. Clark
  • Umara’s Dragons by Sharra Veltheer


  • As Old as the Hills by Helen Cerne
  • Charles Said by Mitchell Shepherd
  • Hymn of the Wind by Christine L. Bulandus [Local Encouragement Award]
  • The Watch by Melissa Favasuli
  • Vagrant by Ruth Macaulay
  • Your Greatest Trick by Kris Tammer [Winner]

Flash Fiction

  • Carrot Cake by Linda Chen
  • Dissonance by Suzi Mezei
  • Into the Mist by Coral Waight
  • On Trial by Daniel J. Thompson [Local Encouragement Award]
  • Robbery by C. A. Broadribb
  • Winnie Carver by Rebecca Handler [Winner]


Prizes will be in the form of vouchers; for membership and/or workshops of Writers Victoria, or gift cards from Dymocks or Robinsons Bookshop.

  • Short Story Prize $400 - 1000-3000 words
  • Graphic Short Story Prize$400 - 4-8 x A4 pages, minimum 2 illustrated panels per page
  • Poetry Prize$200 - Maximum 60 lines
  • Flash Fiction Prize$80 - 100-500 words
  • Wyndham City Local Encouragement Awards - awarded to the best shortlisted local entry in each category
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