bendigo writers
festival 2017

Vox Bendigo Writing Award opens February 1

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Entries are invited in two categories, for this year’s Vox Bendigo Fyffe Writing Award.

Vox Bendigo Poetry Prize: up to 30 lines, no topic or format restrictions. Judged by Cate Kennedy and Scott Alterator.

Vox Bendigo Essay Prize: up to 1000 words, no topic restrictions. Judged by David Astle and Rosemary Sorensen.

Winners receive $500 prize and publication as a small-format zine, launched at Bendigo Writers Festival, August 11-13, 2017

Entries open Wednesday 1 February, 2017, and close Wednesday April 26, 2017.

Online entry is preferred: a link to the Capital website will be available here and at Bendigo Writers Festival facebook from February 1. Entry by mail must be accompanied by a cheque or credit card details: please send to Vox Bendigo Fyffe Writing Award, c/- The Capital, 50 View Street, Bendigo 3550.

Conditions of entry

There is a $10 entry fee: multiple entries are allowed but each poem or essay needs to be accompanied by a $10 fee.

All entries must be unpublished (personal blog posts excepted) and the work of a single author, resident in Australia.

Poems and essays will be judged on quality of writing and creativity. New and established writers of all ages  are encouraged to enter.

A shortlist will be announced, at the judges’ discretion, by May 30. Winners announced by June 30.