Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize 2024

The Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize is open to everyone who lives, works or attends school (including University or TAFE) in Campbelltown Local Government Area.  

Entries can include: Short Stories, narrative non-fiction, memoirs or poetry.

Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, language construction and engagement with the theme. 

All entries must be original work and not copied in any way.  

Enter now via this online form


          Home,                           online,           younger,         

     my culture,                               “What cut us off?”  

           your place,                                       me,         

                                               “can you hear me?”         

                   the downtrodden,           alone,                                   
                                                                  where I used to be 

… connecting …

          Overseas,                           offline,           older,         

     your culture,        “What keeps us together?”  

           my place,                                       you,         

                                               “send me the message,”      

                   the well to-do,           together,                                
                                                                  where I am now 




Winner $300 Commeded $100


Years  10-12
Years 7-9
Years 4-6
Winner $100 Commeded $50


Word Limit
5oo words
or 25 lines for poetry

Grades 4 – 6
Grades 7 – 9
Grades 10 – 12

Entries open
Friday 21 June, 2024

Entries close
Monday 9 September, 2024, 9.30am

… connecting …

Read the full Terms and conditions of entry here.

Entries can only be submitted online here via the online form here.

For more information please contact WestWords
1800 937 896



As a part of the Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize, WestWords in partnership with Campbelltown City Council are hosting 4 free creative writing workshops. Click on the links to RSVP. 

July 15, 2.30pm, Glenquarie Library – For teens

July 17, 2.30pm, HJ Daley Library – For Young Adults

July 19, 10.30am, Eagle Vale Library – For Children

August 4, 10am, HJ Daley Library – For Adults