Seven writers from the Hunter region have been announced as finalists in the 2024 joanne burns Microlit Awards. Entrants were asked to respond in 200 words or less to theme of ‘remnant’.
The seven Hunter finalists are: Sally Egan, Helen Hopcroft, Sallyanne Moonga, Brenda Proudfoot, Cedar Whelan, Alison Whipp, and Deborah Van Heekeren.
The names of finalists in the National category, as well as invited contributors, can be found on the Spineless Wonders website.
Award judge Cassandra Atherton, a leading expert in the microlit form, said she was delighted by “the high volume of well-crafted entries which explored the theme of ‘remnant’ in wonderfully inventive ways”.
This award honours the work of experimental poet joanne burns and is co-sponsored by the Newcastle Writer Festival and Spineless Wonders. Winners of the National and Hunter categories will be announced at the program launch of the 2024 Newcastle Writers Festival on 15 February.
Remnant, an anthology of Microlit edited by Cassandra Atherton will be launched at the 2024 Newcastle Writers Festival in April.