Short odds for writers

Joondalup’s Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre will run the national competition to coincide with its 20th anniversary celebrations and the 2015 Perth Writers’ Festival.

As well as the Open category for all writers, the centre has launched the Novice Writer Award Category to encourage beginners.

For young writers, there is the Julian Cowan Youth Award category, which caters for those aged 12-18.

WA short story author Susan Midalia will hold a workshop on short fiction stories under 600 words at the centre from 1.30-4.30pm on March 7.

Entries for the short story competition close on April 10.

For more on the competition and workshop details, visit