In 2016 The FAWQ celebrates 95 years. To help celebrate we have 4 writing competitions which are now open please see the information sheet below.


Download Competition entry form here FAWQ 2016 Literary Awards entry form

Download a flyer to share with friends or members of your group FAWQ 2016 Literary Awards flyer

FAWQ Poetry Competition 2015

The winner is Mark Miller –NSW – ‘Land’s Edge, Winter
Second place- Jeff Guess – SA – ‘The Chinese Gardner’
Highly Commended
John Burke – Qld – ‘Ascription’
PS Cottier – ACT – ‘The Sounds of Dying’
Rod Usher – Spain – ‘Twig’
David Campbell – Vic – ‘Dance’
Rod Usher – Spain – ‘Lost in Use’.

Thank you to all who supported this competition.

FAWQ Toowoomba Literary Awards 2015
Short Story
Meg McNaught -Fault Lines- First prize for short fiction
Stephen Smithyman – Autumn in the Orchard – runner up short fiction
Judy Tait – Running on the Fence – Highly commended for short fiction
Judy Turner- The Long Winding Road- Highly commended for short fiction
David Rumsey – Marooned – Commended for short fiction
Rory Hudson- The Thoughts We Claim- First prize for poetry
Jeanette O’Hagan- The Real Thing – Runner up for poetry


Come to the edge, Life said

They said: “We are afraid”

Come to the edge, Life said

Life pushed them

And they flew

* Guillame Apollinaire

So bring us to the edge, invoke our passions, inspire and encourage us with your words. We want to hear and feel the cadences and lyricism of your poems.

To enter please download the entry form below and follow the instructions.


FAWQ Poetry Comp 2015











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