notJack Writers' Prize now open

The notJack Writers' Prize recognises the significance of place for Australian writers. Accordingly, the theme of the prize is 'writing from place'.

It is a deliberately broad theme designed to encourage entrants from all genres, whose writing demonstrates creative engagement with place and/or shapes the significance of place for Australian writers and their readership. Short-listed entrants are invited to attend a masterclass with prominent Australian writers, whose work is also centred around the theme of place.

Entries may be up to 3000 words or 40 lines of poetry. There are three categories - youth, open and Baringhup. Entry fees are either $10 or $20 according to category. The prize closes November 1st.

The entry form, guidelines and other prize details are included on the notJack Writers' Prize website. Interested writers are welcome to email the prize or on 044 88 55 832.