August 2021 Writing Contest
Cash Prizes Awarded: $100, $50, $50
Write a poem, story or opinion piece about COVID-19.
Or a piece inspired by one of the quotes or images on this page
“I had always been a great talker and teller of tales.
‘You should put a lock on that tongue of yours. It’s long enough and sharp enough to slit your own throat,’ our guardian warned me …
– Kate Forsyth, Bitter Greens
“And don’t kid yourself; when you don’t decide, that’s a decision.”
― The Happiest Refugee
The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger.
– Melissa Lucashenko, Too Much Lip
“Homesickness hits hardest in the middle of a crowd in a large, alien city.”
“axle-grease, grass, toothpaste, fish-milkshake and raw horseflesh.”
― Andy Griffiths, Andypedia
the remaking of deserts, endlessly,
when sand becomes a definition
of scale or boundaries or change
like weather squeezing out lines of heat
that drives from solid midnight freeze
up into the sweat pressure of midday.
– Jill Jones, poet
It’s the water that pins
Our flighty atoms,
our fizzy ideas,
our invisible words
Without its weight
we’d be a spectacle
of glittering particles
grey pink brown gold.
– Georgina Reid, There is Nothing Heavier Than a River
We acknowledge the Awabakal and Worimi as the custodians of the lands on which we live, work and write.
Hunter Writers Centre
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PO Box 494
The Junction NSW 2291 Australia
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