Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing
The Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing (NPCW) was introduced in 2020, evolving from the annual Alan Marshall Short Story Award (AMSSA), established in 1985 and the annual Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award (2012-2019). The NPCW is awarded every two years and builds on the Shire's strong tradition of supporting contemporary Australian writing.
Entries are accepted in the following streams:
- Short Story - open, local and youth categories.
- A changing genre award - with open, local and youth categories.
The prize awards the best work in each stream under each category (6 awards in total).
The Alan Marshall Short Story Award is awarded to the best short story in the Open Short Story section/category.
A Mayor's Award is also awarded in the Short Story stream in the local category.
The winning entries are published in an anthology.
Information on the 2024 Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing will soon be released. Keep up to date via the Arts eNewsletter