Open to Victorian adult residents aged 18+. Entries open 1 May – 30 June 2023.

The Wyndham Writing Awards returns in 2023 to inspire, encourage and recognise emerging Victorian adult writers and literary creators. This year, the total prize pool is $3600, and our judge is Vikki Petraitis – True Crime Author.

Shortlisted entries will be published in the Wyndham Writing Awards Anthology 2023.

Prizes awarded for unpublished work in 3 different categories: 
  • Short Story: Between 1,500 and 3,000 words
  • Poetry: 60 lines maximum
  • Flash Story: Between 100 and 600 words

Each category has a cash prize for an overall winner and a second cash prize for a Wyndham Local Encouragement Award. Proudly funded and supported by Arts Assist.

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