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South-West Shorts 2018

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Following this year’s successful South-West Shorts, Western Edge Performance Writers in Perth are once again inviting writers from the South-West region and from Perth to join them in writing a short, original monologue or duologue about life in WA's south-west.

A panel of experienced judges will select six finalists - three from the South-West and three from Perth - and the winner of the Judge’s Award.

The six winning authors will have the opportunity to workshop their scripts with the director in Dunsborough. All six plays will then be performed by professional actors at a rehearsed reading in March 2018 where the audience will be invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The six finalists will also be published in the South-West Shorts 2018 anthology.

The theme for 2018 is “Stranger in a strange land”.

They encourage all writers to enter; there are no age, experience or style restrictions. This is a fabulous opportunity for all the entrants to receive feedback and for the winners to hear their work performed and then have it published.

Copies of the anthology have been sent to the National Library in Canberra and the State and Battye libraries in Perth

Entries are open now, online at, and must be received by 5pm on 5th January 2018.

Submission requirements have been left as broad as possible, to allow for writers at any stage of their career to take part.

There is no fee for entry and each entrant will receive feedback on their script from one of the judges.


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