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Rosy award prospects for women writers

EventsJoanne Eisemann

THE SOCIETY of Women Writers Tasmania has announced the Rose Frankcombe Short Story Competition for 2019.

The Rose Award is open to all short story writers and is a competition for original short stories written in English that have not previously been published.

The word count is between 1200–1500 words and the theme is ‘Earth’.

First Prize is $200, Second Prize is $50 and there are Highly Commended and Commended Certificates. The closing date for entries is 31 July 2019.

If you are interested in entering, and for more information, please contact Wendy Laing, Competition Coordinator at or go to