Field of Words is an organisation dedicated to helping emerging writers grow. We run international writing competitions across the categories of short story, flash fiction, memoir, and feature/genre fiction, meaning there’s something for all types of writers, all year round. Each category offers cash prizes (AUD). We publish successful entries (winners, runners-up, monthly finalists) on the website. Visit our writing competitions page for details.
We also offer highly affordable critiquing and editing services. See the Critiquing and Editing Services page for more information.
We’re excited to be introducing a new Emerging Writers’ Course (Short Fiction), that will be up and running by the end of April, 2017. All course participants will be in the running to have their work published in the inaugural edition of our creative collection/anthology, ‘Offshoots‘, which will be released as an electronic publication around December 2017/January 2018. ‘Offshoots‘ available to purchase in print ‘on demand’ through the Field of Words website. Stay tuned for more news on these exciting developments.
On this site, you’ll also find the Field of Words blog, where we discuss a vast range of creative writing techniques and subjects; we also offer loads of free writing tips!
Announcing our winner and runner-up for the 2017 memoir competition…
Congratulations to Peta Shaw who is our memoir winner for ‘The Leather Coat’:
We’d also like to congratulate Kathy George, who is our memoir runner up for her piece ‘Isolation’:
Announcing our winner and runner-up for the 2017 flash fiction competition…
Congrat’s to our flash fiction winner Abbey Hunt for ‘Absent City’:
Congratulations are also in order for our runner-up Jackie Trott for ‘Cathedrals of Eucalypt’:
Announcing our winner and runner-up for the 2017 short story competition…
Congratulations to our short story winner, Kathy George, for ‘Telling a Weed From a Flower’:
Congrat’s are also in order for our runner-up, Julia Thatcher, for ‘Insomnia’: