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There are many ways you can honour a loved one: you may choose to sponsor a zoo baby animal or install a plaque on a favourite garden seat.

At Hunter Writers Centre, we would like to give you the opportunity to provide an In Memoriam prize in the Grieve anthology. This prize will be awarded to a poem or story of your choice and will stand as a memorial to your loved one or colleague. Prizes can start from $100 up to $500 or more.

If your family member or colleague loved writing, reading, worked in the arts or health, this can be the perfect way to honour them. If you are interested, complete the form below or email us at if you have any questions.

Here’s how it works: You can select a poem or story to be awarded your prize which is then published in honour of your loved one or colleague. Here is a fictitious example showing the way we can publish your In Memoriam:

Letting Go

by Jo Smith

Winner of the Emily Bronte Award. Emily Bronte loved poetry, was an avid reader and a lover of nature.  

Donated by her sister Charlotte

In this way you are remembering someone important to you and supporting Australian literature.

Each year we are thrilled to see new and emerging writers published in the anthology alongside published, established names such as Anthony Lawrence, Julie Watts, Mark Tredinnick, Nikki  McWatters and Brett Dionysius. Read a variety of past works.

Consider a beautiful life through the Grieve project and awarding quality literature in their name. Here are examples of past In Memoriam prize winners.

Your involvement:

  • The judging team can allocate your award or you can select your favourite piece.
  • You may choose to award a piece about a specific topic, for example, one that relates to dementia or suicide awareness or the death of a child.
  • You can choose to donate a prize for one year or for a few years.
  • You can donate a $100, $200 or $500 prize or more.
  • You will receive 2 copies of the anthology featuring your selected work.
  • If agreed by both parties, we can connect both prize winning author and donor.

Wish to have a conversation with someone to learn more about this initiative? email