KSP 2019 Commemoration Anthology Competition

The KSP Foundation and Wild Weeds Press are pleased to present this special anthology competition in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary since author Katharine Susannah Prichard passed away. 

Katharine Susannah Prichard

50th Anniversary of Death

1969-2019

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KSP 2019 Commemoration Anthology Entry Form/Cover Sheet

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Deadline

5.00pm AWST Friday 22 February 2019

Shortlisted authors will be notified in April 2019

Awards will be announced at the anthology competition book launch (as part of a community commemoration event to honour Katharine) on Sunday 6 October 2019

Costs

ADULT: 1 entry $10; 2 entries $15; 3 entries $20

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Sections

Fiction; *Non-Fiction; Poetry

*Non-fiction can include memoir, essay, and creative non-fiction

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 

Word/Line Limits

FICTION & NON-FICTION: Max 3,500 words

POETRY: Max 50 lines

 

Criteria

Open to Australian residents and citizens only

Entries must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Be set in the KSP house/property at 11 Old York Road, Greenmount, Western Australia, in the past, present, or future

  2. Contain a specific reference to Katharine and/or her published work

  3. Contain an interaction with the 'ghosts' of Katharine and/or Hugo Throssell VC (must be respectful).

Entry Requirements

Typed in Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced for fiction/non-fiction or single spaced for poetry. 

 

All pages should be numbered at the bottom right, and headings and breaks clearly marked.

 

Please save as the first entry title name in doc. or docx. file format only, with information from the entry form/cover sheet copied into the first page.

 

The header should contain the title of the work, section entered, and the author's full name.

Note this is not a blind competition.

How to Submit

Please refer to the entry form/cover sheet.

Prizes

*subject to discretion of judges*

First place certificates in each section with $100 prize, plus publication of work and copy of anthology

Overall first place winner receives a weekend residency at the KSP Writers' Centre 

Up to five commended/highly commended certificates in each section, plus publication of work and complimentary copy of anthology​ for each author

Select winners invited to read their work at the KSP Commemoration Day on 6 October 2019

Non-Fiction & Fiction Sections Judge: Nathan Hobby

https://nathanhobby.com/

Nathan Hobby 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.

Poetry Section Judge: Shey Marque

Shey Marque 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. 

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