Verse & Short Story

Verse and Short Story Newsflash! Winners for the 2018 Verse and Short Story Competition

The Verse and Short Story competition is a highly regarded literary element of the Henry Lawson Festival. There are multiple classes for various ages and abilities in both verse and short story. Judging is by impartial, highly regarded authors and performers. The winning work is published in an anthology which can be purchased from the coordinator for $25 including postage.  The annual Short Story and Verse Competition closes at the end of March each year. Presentations will be made on the Saturday evening Awards ceremony.

Coordinator Information

Mary Moffitt


Entry Form

The 2018 Short Story and Verse Competitions are now closed.



If you would like to order a copy of the Anthology please email the coordinator on the email above with your name, postal address and phone number. Anthologies are $25 and can be paid via Credit Card or Cheque:

Credit Card:
This year the Festival is using Eventbrite for the payment of verse and short story entry fees and anthologies. Please use the following link and the ‘Pay Verse Entry Fee’ or the ‘Pay Short Story Entry Fee’ button for credit card payment of your entry.  Both the Verse and the Short Story buttons give the option to purchase an anthology.

Cheque or Money Order:
payable to “Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival”
and post to
Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival
PO Box 77
Grenfell NSW 2810