Information about the evening
- Tickets are still available. No need to book. Gold coin entry
- Under 16s are not permitted.
- The evening starts at 5.30pm sharp.
- Latecomers will not be permitted until a suitable break in the proceedings.
- Parking will be tight around the area on Friday so allow plenty of time.
- The shortlisted works, as selected by the judges, will be read by experienced public readers not the authors.
- The audience votes for the People's Choice Award. You will be given a ballot paper on the night.
- The anthology will be on sale for $10 at the end - over 80 works by Australians
- What to bring: a pen for voting and something to lean on to write.
How to Enter
Write a story up to 500 words long (or a poem up to 36 lines) and submit it via our online entry form. Stories can be about any experience related to the word 'Grieve'
The competition costs $11 (inc. GST) to enter
and all funds are used to administer the competition.
Hunter Writers Centre and NALAG are not-for-profit organisations.
Closing date: 4th July, 2014
Payment - $11 [$10 per entry +$1 GST]
Complete the submission form (left) and make your Payment below:
By Direct Deposit - no extra fee:
Name: Hunter Writers Centre Incorporated
BSB: 650-000 Account: 965980308
Please put your SURNAME and the word "GRIEVE" in the reference box
By Credit Card (this will incur a small processing fee)
Terms and Conditions of Entry
1. Entry is online only and closes Monday, June 1 at midnight. Attach your work as a .pdf or .doc or .docx file via the entry form.
2. The word limit is 500 maximum for prose pieces, 36 lines for poetry. This includes titles and any sub-headings.
3. Entrants must be over 18.
4. You can enter as many times as you wish.
5. For judging purposes, your work should not include your name or any identifying marks. We will need your real name on the entry form for administrative purposes, but if you prefer to maintain privacy by publishing your work under a pseudonym, please mark it on the entry form.
6. By entering, the author warrants that the work has not been published elsewhere (including electronically) and that they own the copyright to the story.
7. Staff of Hunter Writers Centre and their family members are not eligible to enter.
8. Entrants must be Australian citizens (living anywhere) or have permanent residence in Australia
9. The judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. By entering, the author gives permission to Hunter Writers Centre to publish their work in any form - electronically or traditionally. The copyright to the work is always retained by the author but any subsequent collection that features the author's work should acknowledge Hunter Writers Centre.