Writers who want to know about competitions and events in Western Australia should keep an eye on the Writing WA website. It is regularly updated and includes news on literary events in Western Australia.
Last month, the winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford was announced. It is 26 year old Alice Nelson of Nedlands. She is pictured on the Writing WA website with Tom Hungerford himself, who is doing remarkably well at 92! (Last year he even released a book.)
The competition is for the best unpublished manuscript by a previously unpublished Western Australian writer. Past winners include Gail Jones and Simone Lazaroo. The prize money has gone up to $6000, as well as a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.