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Monday, March 12, 2012

Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition

Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre Inc
PO Box 239

Phone:   (08) 9301 2282


Supporting writers of all ages and abilities

Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition
Entries Close:  18 May 2012

The Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition 
was launched by our centre in 2010 in honour of our 
namesake Peter Cowan (1914–2002), one of Western
Australia’s most esteemed writers and academics.  It is 
fitting that the competition celebrates short story writing 
as Peter Cowan published several volumes of short fiction 
and is well known for writing in this genre. Peter was the 
recipient of several major writing awards, and was made 
a Member of the  Order of Australia in 1987. He was 
named a Western Australian State Living Treasure in 1999. 

The competition has become an annual event and last year attracted over 380 
entries from across Australia. Last year’s entries covered a variety of subjects 
and themes, and were applauded by judge, Shane McCauley as: 
“… a tremendous outburst of narrative creativity”

Writers are now invited to submit entries for this year’s 
Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition

Entries must be unpublished works, and not have won prior recognition*

PROSE: Maximum 600 words per story
THEME: Open 
AGE: Open
$200; 2nd
$100; 3rd
$50; with
four x Highly Commended and 
four x Commended Certificates.

ENTRY FEE:  $10.00 for one entry, 
or $20.00 for three entries,
or $30 for five entries.

* Please see  for guidelines and entry form for further information

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