First Prize $2000 awarded by Hunter Writers Centre
Second Prize $1500 donated by Leah Jay Property Management
2 Highly Commended Awards
$500 each donated by Tower Cinemas
$200 - awarded by Harry Hartog Bookseller, Kotara
$200 - awarded by Foghorn Brewhouse
$200 - awarded by Maclean's Booksellers
Accommodation at the Novotel Hotel, Newcastle
Hunter Valley Gardens family pass
Michael Sala’s writing has been published in numerous national anthologies, including Best Australian Stories in 2009, 2010, and 2011. His first novel, The Last Thread, was published in 2012 and, in 2013, won the Commonwealth Book Prize (Pacific Region), and the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He has a PhD in Creative Writing and lectures in numerous creative writing subjects at the University of Newcastle. He is currently working on his second novel, which is due to be published with Text in 2016.
Glenys Osborne has won numerous prizes for her short fiction. Her first novel, Come Inside (2009), won the Barbara Jefferis Award and was shortlisted for the 2010 Age Book of the Year, among other awards. Glenys writes, edits and teaches. She was formerly fiction editor for the creative journal Etchings. She worked as a managing editor in educational publishing houses and as a freelance editor. She taught editing in RMIT’s Master of Communication for more than a decade. She is writing her third novel and a collection of short stories.