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Grieve Writing Competition
in honour of Grief Awareness Month (August)
Closes Monday 25th May, 8pm (AEDT) 


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History of the Grieve Project

Each year, Australians living here and abroad submit poems up to 36 lines or stories/personal essays up to 500 words and approximately 100 works are published in the annual anthology.

The book is launched in August – Grief Awareness month in Australia.

2020 is the 8th year of the project.

There is now a dedicated Grieve Project website where people around the world can read the wonderful writings by Australians. You can also purchase a past anthology.

The competition opens on Valentine’s Day each year and closes in May. Judging takes place through June and we spend August sharing works in a variety of ways – online and at live readings.

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

Writing about 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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