Calling all poets and story writers.
Entries are now open for the 20th annual 2017 Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize, and will close on October 20.
Under the pen name of Tom Collins, Furphy wrote a number of books and articles, including his best-known work Such is Life.
Poetry entries may be on any subject and in any style and will be judged in two sections. The youth section is for entrants up to 18 years of age and carries a prize of $75 for a poem of up to 30 lines, while the open section carries a prize of $150 for a poem of up to 40 lines.
Entries for the short story competition will be judged in three sections.
The junior section caters for entrants up to 12 years of age and carries a prize of $50 for a story up to 2000 words, the youth section is for entrants aged between 13 and 18 and carries a prize of $100 for a story up to 3000 words, while the open section carries a prize of $300 for a short story with a maximum of 3500 words.
Entry forms are available from all branches of Goulburn Valley Libraries, or may be downloaded from the website at www.gvlibraries.com.au
For more information, phone Jan Sutton on 1300 374 765.