The Wood Be Good Award

Win two tickets to see Australian author Charlotte Wood in this quickfire weekend competition due Friday 4 June.

The Wood Be Good Award

Writing Prompt

Write a quick piece of Flash Fiction about a change that occurs in your hometown (or city, village, suburb) for the better. The story should be character driven.

This is a quick award for the weekend, with a cool prize if you happen to be near Wollongong… 2 tickets to see Charlotte Wood in conversation with Caroline Baum.

Wollongong Writers Festival and the University of Wollongong are proud to present Charlotte Wood in conversation with Caroline Baum on her acclaimed novel and winner of the 2016 Stella Award, ‘The Natural Way of Things’.

The novel has also won Indie Book of the Year 2016, longlisted in Miles Franklin and The Kibble Award. It was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards and ABA Nielson Bookdata bookseller’s choice award.

The event is scheduled for Saturday the 18th of June at the Excelsior Hall in the Thirroul Community Center. If you can’t make it we’ll help you gift the prize to someone who can.

Thanks to Chloe Higgins & The Wollongong Writers Festival for the prize. Make sure you check out some of the other great events they’re hosting this year. The WWF is a fun and entertaining festival with great community spirit that you should definitely check out if you have a bit of free time.


Creative nonfiction, literary and realist fiction.

Word Count

Up to 350 locally grown free range words.

Due Date

Friday 3 June 2016. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Friday somewhere then you can enter. Shortlist with run on the weekend with winner announced on Tuesday.


First prize receives two tickets to the talk, which is on the 18th of June at the Excelsior Hall in Thirroul. If you can’t make it we’ll help you gift the prize to someone who can. More info on the event at the FB event page.

All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format


A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

Also include:


Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here