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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards Winner of the Open category and $1000 prize is Melbourne writer Kasey Symons with her story “Sam’s Big Game”.   Winner of the Local category and $500 prize is Dixie Coutts with “Lost and Found” Roni O’Brien […]

2016 Winners Announced


From an author…. As an entrant to this year’s Elyne Mitchell Writing Award it’s really heartening to be given such a clear picture of the judging process. This is something rarely shared, I find. As a writer it makes me feel my work, along with that of all my fellow entrants, will […]

2016 Shortlisted Entries Announced





2013 Short-Listed Entries – in alphabetical order by Author’s surname HARPERCOLLINS CATEGORY Charlotte Austin, Margaret Shirley Chalmers, The Onion Picker’s Daughter Jim Kent, The Iceman Came Once a Week OPEN CATEGORY  Alana Brekelman, Like Dust in Your Mother’s Hair Kerri Harris, Cubby Struther’s Transformation Iris Leach, The Reprobate Hero Isabella McNickle, The Funeral Jennifer Morris, Red […]

2013 Shortlisted Entries








2013 Writing Award Categories Announced! Next year we will be celebrating Elyne’s 100th Birthday. Two categories will be open to men for this special event. Our main Award will still be a Women’s Only spectacular! • Women Writers Award. (Women over 18 years of age) One $1,000 Prize Awarded. 2500 […]

2013 Categories


2013 Writing Award Categories Announced! Next year we will be celebrating Elyne’s 100th Birthday. Two categories will be open to men for this special event. Our main Award will still be a Women’s Only spectacular! • Women Writers Award. (Women over 18 years of age) One $1,000 Prize Awarded. 2500 […]

2013 Categories Announced



The Elyne Mitchell Rural Women’s Writing Award for 2012 was presented in Corryong on Saturday night. The Award is a national competition and shortlisted winners travelled from all over the country to join in on the event and to show support for an event that encourages writers to share their […]

2012 Awards Announced!






Some people seem to be having trouble getting the confirmation message after submitting their entry online….in every instance of which we’ve been aware, the entry has actually been received ok….however with only 2 days to go before entries close we will email a separate personalised confirmation when it is received….but […]

Online entry submission