2019 Competition Results

Congratulations to all the KSP competition winners for 2019, and thank you to all those who entered. Big thanks to Bendigo Bank Mundaring, Shire of Mundaring, Tabetha Beggs of Little Black Dress Productions, and Flora Smith for sponsoring these awards.

SPOOKY STORY AWARDS 2019

Theme: Change

Judge: Carolyn Wren

Multi award winning author of Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, and Urban Fantasy, Carolyn is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Australian  Society of Authors, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition (EPIC), the Romance Writers of New Zealand, and KSP Writers' Centre. Carolyn is currently under contract with Serenity Press and has judged the KSP Spooky Story Awards since its inception in 2016.

READ JUDGES' REPORT BY CAROLYN WREN

Anthology coming soon ...

OPEN SECTION (WA)

Winner: He Just Watches by Fionna Cosgrove
2nd Place: Justifying the Means by Valerie Latimour

Highly Commended

 The Change by D.D. Line

YOUTH SECTION (WA)

Winner: Purple Shirt and Beaded Accessories by Claire Luces (age 14)
2nd Place: Imagination or Reality by Leah Kuchelkorn (age 12)

Commendations

Dead Man Walking by Sage Nock (age 16)
Mirrors by Sean Paxman (age 12)

YOUTH (INTERSTATE)

Winner: Monster with a Victim Mentality by Amy Feng (age 13)

2nd Place: The Prey and the Predator by Alex Etchells (age 16)

Commendations

The Chickens by Indigo Isabel Meadows (age 15)
I Love You the Way You Are by Serena Chi (age 10)

KSP COMMEMORATIVE ANTHOLOGY AWARDS 2019 (National)

Will be announced 6 October 2019

Judges: Nathan Hobby & Shey Marque

Nathan Hobby (short fiction & non-fiction judge) is a writer, reader, and librarian living in Perth, Western Australia with his wife, Nicole and two young children. His novel, The Fur, won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and was published by Fremantle Press. Nathan has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia. He has been working on the biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard for his PhD thesis since 2014, and contributes a monthly column on Katharine for the KSP Writers' Centre newsletter.

Shey Marque (poetry judge) is the author of Keeper of the Ritual, shortlisted for 2017 Noel Rowe Poetry Award for an unpublished manuscript, forthcoming with UWA Publishing in 2019, and a chapbook Aporiac published with Finishing Line Press (USA) in 2016. She was the inaugural recipient of the Queensland Poetry Festival’s Emerging Older Poet Mentorship Award in 2018. Her poetry appears in Award-Winning Australian Writing, Cordite Poetry Review, Meanjin, Overland, Southerly and Westerly. Shey is a former medical scientist, and past coordinator of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre where she currently coordinates the Hospital Poets Program. 

OVERALL WINNER

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KSP POETRY AWARDS 2019 (National)

Will be announced 1 December 2019

Judge: Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan was born and grew up in Western Australia, where she now lives in the wheatbelt, but has also lived overseas in the UK, USA and Ireland. She has worked in libraries, bookselling, editing, community journalism and teaching. As well as five novels, she has published nine collections of poetry.

READ 2018 JUDGES' REPORT BY LUCY DOUGAN

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Annette Cameron Encouragement Award for an Unpublished WA Poet

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Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Awards for under 14s:

 

KSP SHORT FICTION AWARDS 2019 (National)

Will be announced 1 December 2019

Judge: Annabel Smith

Annabel is the author of US bestseller Whiskey & Charlie (published in Australia as Whisky Charlie Foxtrot), digital interactive novel/app The Ark, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Her short fiction and non-fiction have been published in Southerly, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings and Review of Australian Fiction. She holds a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University, and is an Australia Council Creative Australia Fellow. She teaches creative writing for the Australian Writers Centre, and regularly runs workshop at libraries and writers centres including Writers VIC and KSP Writers Centre.

READ 2018 JUDGES' REPORT BY MICHELLE MICHAU-CRAWFORD

 

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Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Awards for under 14s:

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