News & Updates

2014 Milmeray Writers Retreat Weekend
17-19 October 2014 
with facilitator Ken Spillman

The Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

Now open for entries.  The
competition closes on 3rd October 2014.  Entries must be
received in our email box (
or postmarked by this date.

October 2014 Writer in Residence Events 

Vivienne Glance
Create your own bite-size play, learn practical aspects of playwriting and hear your play read out in the final session.

Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose

This competition is now closed and the place getters will be announced at our Gala Day on 6 September 2014.

PCWC600SS Competition Results and Judge's Report

The 2014 PCWC600SS Competition results are in! 

Advance Writers Course - Applications Open

Enhance your writing style by learning from some of the best published writers in WA.

Now seeking applications from emerging writers for entry into this 11 part series commencing on the 12 July 2014.

Applications close on 18 June 2014.

Memoir, Biography & Life Writing

The first 4 sessions in an 8 part-series of workshops with Dr Maureen-Helen Sundays 1:30 pm-4:30 pm. Workshop 1 24th August, Workshop 2 7th September, Workshop 3 21st September and Workshop 4 5th October. 

2014 Patron's Prize for Poets - CLOSED
Our patron, Professor Emeritus Andrew Taylor, invites entries for the 2014 Patron's Prize for Poets competition.

2013 TG-JL Literary Award for Prose
Results now in!


Upcoming Competitions

Welcome to the 2014 competition year at Peter Cowan Writers' Centre.  The centre runs four national writing competitions each year: two prose competitions, the Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition and the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose; and two poetry, the Patron's Prize for Poets, and the Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize. 


As each competition opens for entries, the centre will post the Competition Flyer, Rules of Entry and Registration Forms. 



Good luck to all entrants for our competitions. 

2014 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose  (Now open closing date 1 August 2014)

2014 Patron's Prize for Poets Competition (Closes 30 May 2014)

2014 PC600SS Competition  (Closed 11 April 2014)



Please note:  PCWC uses different judges each year for all our competitions. Entrants are required to use separate pen names for each entry for each competition.  Each competition is judged 'blind' so the judge does not see the author's real name during the judging process to ensure impartiality. The name of the judge for each competition is announced after entries close for that competition. Please adhere to the Rules of Entry for each competition otherwise your entry will be disqualified. 




Copyright 2009 Peter Cowan Writers' Centre