Hunter Writers Centre was thrilled to present the 2019 Newcastle Short Story Award prize ceremony on 5th April. Annabel Smith, judge, flew in from Perth to talk about her judging experience, her own writing journey and gave tips to writers about entering competitions, coping with rejection and explaining the stand out features of a great short story.
Listen to Annabel discuss writing, entering competitions and maintaining your confidence as a writer:
Annabel Smith at the prize ceremony
2019 NSSA Winner, Ellen Vickerman, Annabel Smith, Prof Paul Egglestone, University of Newcastle, sponsor
L to R: Cr Carol Duncan, City of Newcastle (sponsor of 2nd prize), Annabel Smith, NSSA judge, Imbi Neem, 2nd prize winner, Prof Paul Egglestone, University of Newcastle
2019 NSSA Winner, Ellen Vickerman, from Queensland, collects her award.
Local Award winners (L to R): Patrick Cullen, Alison Ferguson, Jonathan Godwin, Ned Stephenson
Annabel Smith, NSSA judge, with Sally Davies, Newcastle Law Society (sponsor)