AAWP/UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize Winner Announcement

The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) together with the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) takes great pleasure in announcing the winner of the inaugural AAWP/UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize.

Heartfelt congratulations to Annabel Wilson for ‘Quire’.

The 2016 theme was ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ which is a Hindu concept meaning ‘I am you, you are me’. The nuanced and innovative responses to the theme made the judges’ task extremely difficult. The overall quality of submissions was overwhelming.

We encourage all writers to submit again next year.

Annabel’s entry is forthcoming in Meniscus Literary Journal. Interestingly ‘Quire’ was composed from journal entries based on Annabel’s time in Ubud.

Warm wishes to all writers for diverse and original contributions.

Annabel wins— a ticket to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF), accommodation for the duration of the festival and $500 towards economy airfares. In addition, Annabel will receive a one-year annual membership to the AAWP and fully subsidised conference fees to attend the annual conference of the AAWP, where she is invited to read from her work.

The AAWP and UWRF are thrilled to support emerging writers through this initiative.