Grieve volume 6 cover photoGrieve Writing Competition

in honour of Grief Awareness Month (August)

Competition Closed

History of the Grieve Project

Since 2013, Hunter Writers Centre and our wonderful partner-sponsors have brought this opportunity to first-time and published writers.  We are thrilled that the 7th volume of the Grieve Project will be published this year.

Each year, Australians living here and abroad submit poems and stories/personal essays and 100-120 works are published in the annual anthology.

There is now a dedicated Grieve Project website where people around the world can read the wonderful writings by Australians and buy the books.

The competition opens on Valentine’s Day each year, closes in May and the book is launched during August via a live broadcast reading online of the top 25 works selected by the judges.

The team of judges come from all fields – grief and loss industries as well as from the literary world.

The prizes are kindly donated by organisations and individuals.

Would you like to donate a prize in memory of a loved one or colleague? Click here for more information


Articles about Grief and Loss

A special note on Suicide:

Did you know, for every 1 suicide there are 5 suicide attempts?

“People feel they need to have a platform to be able to talk about suicide. Grief associated with suicide can be quite different . . . families often feel quite isolated . . . writing about it can provide a safe space for them to express and externalise their grief rather that can be quite internalised and kept silent.” Jenyfer Locke says. Hear her interview:

Organisations most relevant to this interview – click to read many resources on this topic:


R U Ok?

Conversations Matter

Suicide Prevention Australia


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