The Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize

Sponsored by The Australian Irish Heritage Association

First Prize: $1000


The Joe O’Sullivan Writers’ Prize honouring the memory of the Organisation’s late founder,

First Prize $1,000,

 limit of 2,000 to 4,000 words

- prose, fact or fiction. Open to residents of WA only

Topic:  'Freedom'

Deadline: 31 August 2017

Entrance Fee: $10

 Enquiries to Denis Bratton 9345 3530

 Rules of entry

v     All or any entries may be published in the Association's magazine The Journal  and its website. The prize money will be deemed to include a fee for publication. Copyright remains with the author.

v     Entries must be the entrant's original work, not previously published, broadcast or awarded a literary prize.

v     Work submitted must be a copy of the original work (the original should be retained by the entrant). Entries will not be returned.

v     The work must be in ENGLISH. The Macquarie Dictionary is the spelling standard

v     The work must be typed, double spaced, on one side only of A4 with 2cm margins.

v     Each page is to be numbered, bear the title of the entry and be stapled together at the top left-hand corner only. The real name of the entrant must NOT appear on the manuscript.


v     A completed entry form must accompany each entry.

v     The Judges' decision will be final. Any attempt to communicate with a Judge will result in disqualification.

v     There is no limit to the number of entries, but each one must be accompanied by a fee of $10,

v     Entries should be posted to

Writers' Prize

Australian Irish Heritage Association

PO Box 1583

Subiaco WA 6904

v     Late entries will not be considered.

v     The competition is only open to residents of Western Australia.

v     Competitors wishing a list of prize winners should enclose a stamped, self – addressed envelope, or visit our web site at

Click here for entry form in Word

Click here for entry form in pdf format