2023/24 Competition Results
Congratulations to all of KSP's annual competition winners, and thank you to all those who entered. Big thanks to the Shire of Mundaring, and Tabetha Rogers-Beggs of Little Black Dress Productions for sponsoring these awards.
SPOOKY STORY AWARDS 2023
Theme: After Midnight
Judge: Carolyn Wren
Carolyn is a Perth hills author of Romance and Suspense novels, who spent most of her working life in the mining industry. When a story popped into her brain, she began writing in 2009 and entered a few contests, just for fun. Much to her surprise, she won the Australian based Emerald Award for unpublished manuscripts, and one week later received a commendation from the International Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. This gave her the incentive to keep writing, and to pursue a publishing deal. As at July 2021 Carolyn has 21 books, 7 first place trophies and 17 finalist certificates from contests all around the world. Her primary Australian publisher is Gumnut Press with anthology stories through Serenity Press.
READ 2023 JUDGES' REPORT BY CAROLYN WREN
WINNERS AND SHORTLISTED
(Shortlisted entries are placed in no particular order)
KSP POETRY AWARDS 2023
Judge: Elizabeth Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis is a published poet living in Boorloo/Perth, Western Australia. She has a BA in Writing from Edith Cowan University and has worked in the writing industry for 23 years. She is proud to have Chaired the KSP Writers’ Centre for 5 years and is still involved in supporting their Literary program.
KSP SHORT FICTION AWARDS 2023
Judge: David Allan Petale
David Allan-Petale is a writer from Perth, Western Australia whose debut novel Locust Summer was published in 2021 by Fremantle Press. The book was long listed for the 2021 ALS Gold Medal for “an outstanding literary work”, and shortlisted for the 2022 WA Premier’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards.