Award Winning Australian Writing The Best Winning Writing from Short Story & Poetry Competitions Nationally
Edited by Adolfo Aranjuez
Now in its sixth edition, Award Winning Australian Writing (AWAW) continues its commitment to showcasing the best short stories and poems that have won competitions around the country. The 2013 edition will proudly include a foreword by Carmel Bird, in honour of whom Spineless Wonders runs the Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award. She is the author of nine literary novels, six collections of short fiction and three books on the art of writing.
Chloe Brien (AWAW editor, 2014–Present) is the current in-house editor at Melbourne Books, and a designer, editor and mentor for the Year 10 magazine production and editing class at St Michael’s Grammar School. She is a committee member at the literary magazine Voiceworks, where she is Voix editor, producing video interviews for the blog. Chloe has run workshops for Express Media and St Michael’s Grammar School. She has been a judge for the John Marsden Prize and the Write Across Victoria Competition.
Chloe’s fiction, nonfiction and poetry have been published in Award Winning Australian Writing, Verge, Voiceworks and online. She has won first prize in the Bayside Writing Competition, the Monash University Prize for Poetry and many local library competitions.
Adolfo Aranjuez (AWAW editor, 2009–2013) is the editor of film and media magazine Metro, the subeditor of media literacy magazine Screen Education and a member of Writers Victoria’s editorial committee.Previously, he worked as in-house editor at Melbourne Books, as the deputy editor of the literary magazine Voiceworks and as editor of arts magazine Fragmented.
Adolfo has run workshops and been on panels for various organisations including Express Media, Swinburne University, the Emerging Writers' and National Young Writers' festivals, and the city councils of Melbourne, Stonnington and Wyndham. His prose and poetry have been published in Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow and The Emerging Writer, among others. Adolfo has been a judge for the John Marsden Prize, the Scribe Nonfiction Prize, the Meanjin Tournament of Books and City of Yarra's Storytelling Competition.