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Book this date: Saturday, 12th December 2020 10:00am

More writer events to come this year

The program offers something for writers at all stages of their career: from beginner through to established levels.

South East Writers Inc (30th Public Meeting) Labrador Community and Youth Centre 12th December 2020 10:00am 57 Billington Street, Labrador, QLD 4215 - $10.00Due to Covid-19 and the limitation in...

South East Writers Inc (29th Public Meeting) Labrador Community and Youth Centre 08th November 2020 10:00am 57 Billington Street, Labrador, QLD 4215 - $10.00Due to Covid-19 and the limitation in...

South East Writers Inc (28th Public Meeting) Labrador Community and Youth Centre 10th October 2020 10:00am 57 Billington Street, Labrador, QLD 4215 - $10.00Due to Covid-19 and the limitation in...
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The Somerset National Poetry Prize

The Somerset National Poetry Prize encourages young writers in their literary endeavours and is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth. And there are also some fantastic prizes on offer! 

Here's what the competition entails:

  • - Write a poem of no more than 50 lines
  • ​- The Somerset National Poetry Prize is open to ALL current secondary students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age as of the competition closing date
  • - The winner in each category will receive $300 plus flights to the Gold Coast to attend the Somerset Storyfest in March 2021
  • - Closing date Friday 4 December 2020

Click here to submit your entry!

Proud sponsors of the 2021 Somerset National Poetry Prize Competition
Dr. Annette Allen of

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Storyfest National Novella Competition

The Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth - and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer! 

Here's what the competition entails:

  • - Write a novella of between 8,000 and 20,000 words
  • - Submit it by 4 December 2020
  • - Have it judged by an expert panel
  • - Winners from each State will be flown to the Gold Coast to enjoy Storyfest in March 2021 and will also receive a cash prize
  • - On top of the prize for being a State winner, the National winner also receives a first prize of $2,500, as well as a full editorial report from Penguin Random House (Australia)

Click here to submit your entry!

Proud sponsors of the 2021 Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition

For more information and details on how to enter, visit our website

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Storyfest National Novella Competition Now Open!

Cash Prize $2,500 | Gold Coast Flights | Meet with Publicists

The Storyfest National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth - and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer!

Here's what the competition entails:

  • - Write a novella of between 8,000 and 20,000 words
  • - Submit it by 4 December 2020
  • - Have it judged by an expert panel
  • - Winners from each State will be flown to the Gold Coast to enjoy Storyfest in March 2021 and will also receive a cash prize
  • - On top of the prize for being a State winner, the National winner also receives a first prize of $2,500, as well as a full editorial report from Penguin Random House (Australia)
Storyfest National Novella Competition
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Labrador Community Centre
57 Billington Street, Labrador, Gold Coast
Office: (07) 5537 8382
Email: info@southeastwriters.org

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