Writing and Publishing Awards

2017 Writing and Publishing Awards Shortlist

Announcing the shortlist for the 2017 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards!

The winners for each category will be announced at the ACT Writers Centre Christmas party and awards night, Thursday 7 December. Book tickets HERE.



‘Taking Flight: Lores Bonney’s extraordinary flying career’ by Kristen Alexander

‘What do we want: The story of protest in Australia’ by Clive Hamilton

‘War Child: Survival. Betrayal. Secrets.’ By Annette Janic with Catherine McCullagh



‘Fabel’ by Tom Heffernan

‘All the King’s Men’, edited by Shane W. Smith

‘The Grief Hole’ by Kaaron Warren



‘For all the Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid) by Andrew Galan

‘Afterlives’ by Chris Palmer

‘The Last Day Before Snow’, edited by Carmel Summers



‘Australia Illustrated’ by Tania McCartney

‘Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks’ by Gina Newton


Poetry Award

‘Recycling’ by Ella Jeffery

‘The Uses of a Shark’ by Damen O’Brien

‘third daughter’ by Penny O’Hara


Short Story Award

‘273’ by Cherisse Kelly

‘Intersection’ by James Salvage

‘The Secret Moons’ by Frankie Seymour


Anne Edgeworth Fellowship

Jemimah Cooper

Ellen Harvey

Kathryn Hind

Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern

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