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Fisher's Ghost Writing Prize

We're excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Fisher's Ghost Writing Prize. Whether you're a writer of short stories, narrative non-fiction, memoirs or poetry, entering is easy.

Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize

Campbelltown City Library has partnered with WestWords to create the inaugural Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize.

This prize aims to inspire our budding writers of Campbelltown to get your creative juices flowing and pen your own short stories, narrative non-fiction, memoirs or poetry.     

The theme for this year’s writing prize is: 
Hiding in Plain Sight
Each of us is made of stories
Some we have heard
Some we hold close
Some we long to share


Adult: Winner $300, Highly Commended $100.

School Students: In each category (Years 10-12, Years 7-9, Years 4-6) Winner $100, Highly Commended $50, the winning student’s school will also receive $100 for their school library.

Judging the winning entries

  • All work must be original and within 500 words, or 25 lines for poetry (excluding the title)
  • Submissions in each age category will be judged on originality, creativity, language construction and engagement with the theme
  • WestWords will also host a series of writing workshops to support the writers in the development of their pieces. Information about these will soon be available on the website
  • Members of staff, members of Council, their partners and members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter this competition
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into 
  • Entries open Friday 13 August and close Tuesday 5 October at 9am
  • Winners will be announced at a special ceremony.  


Date and time

  • Friday 13 August 2021 / 12.00AM to Tuesday 05 October 2021 / 9.00AM
    Past Event

Suitable for

The Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize is open to everyone who lives, works or attends school in Campbelltown (from Grade 4 and above).

Toddlers 0-4Kids 5-11Youth 12-17Young Adults 18 -24


This is a free online event.

How to enter

Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize is managed by WestWords.
Entries close: 9am, Tuesday 5 October 2021

Submit your Fisher's Ghost Writing
Event category: Arts and CraftsCompetitions & PromotionsCultureMajor Events
1 Hurley St, Campbelltown 2560

Location: Online competition in partnership with WestWords

Contact: HJ Daley Library

Phone: 02 4645 4444


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