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
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Download Entry Form Here
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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
ADULT: 1 entry $10; 2 entries $15; 3 entries $20
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Fiction; *Non-Fiction; Poetry
*Non-fiction can include memoir, essay, and creative non-fiction
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
FICTION & NON-FICTION: Max 3,500 words
POETRY: Max 50 lines
Open to Australian residents and citizens only
Entries must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Be set in the KSP house/property at 11 Old York Road, Greenmount, Western Australia, in the past, present, or future
Contain a specific reference to Katharine and/or her published work
Contain an interaction with the 'ghosts' of Katharine and/or Hugo Throssell VC (must be respectful).
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.
*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
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.