2020 Alice Sinclair Writing Competition Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of the Alice Sinclair Writing Competition.

This year saw the greatest number of entries ever received by  the Alice Sinclair Writing Competition.   There were over 180 entries, and our judges were impressed by the high standard of writing. A ‘long list’ of entries has also been created in addition to the winning entries to acknowledge the high quality of work.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

WINNERS

Category A — Poetry

First Prize

Kathryn Fry for ‘About the Centre, Even Now’ (NSW)

Second Prize

Nicole Rain Sellers for ‘Grace’ (NSW)

Commended

Scott-Patrick Mitchell for ‘The Morning Star’ (WA)

Gail Galloway for ‘Two Crows’ (TAS)

Category B — Short Story

First Prize

David Spitzkowsky for ‘Aunty’ (VIC)

Second Prize

Ru Bee Chung for ‘Ghost’ (VIC)

Commended

Terence Phillips for ‘Eileen’ (NSW)

Kate Murdoch for ‘The Bonfire’ (NSW)

LONG LIST

Poetry ‘long list’ (in alphabetical order of author surname)

TitleAuthor
Isolation PoemMcPhersonBelfort
life’s joysJeanBohuslav
Making up the endAnneCasey
You are Home My Love You are HomeJenniferCatalano
Colossal Centralian CloudsDaveClark
StagesBethanyEvans
HypervigilanceKatherineFitzHywel
Spring FrostKateMaxwell
Following the Bees HomeKayeRoberts-Palmer
Ode to CalmEllenShelley
MonologueKathyTierney

Short Story ‘longlist’ (in alphabetical order of author surname)

TitleAuthor
16th September 1998DenizAgraz
Dry GroundFloraBloomfield
RolloPeterCourt
A Good NeighbourMazGoldrick
Pearl DustJamesHorsfall
Coming HomeRuari JackHughes
Death of NebulaMichaelMorell
The Wrong MotherDeniseNewton
Finding My WayJasminPradhan
PromisesIanReid
Coming HomeErnieRijs
Two Picture HooksKathleenRobison
Comes a ReckoningEdithSpeers