Grieve Writing Competition

14 February 2020 - 25 May 2020


Black and white image of a woman with long sitting on a bench, her face is looking down. Black text reads "Grive , a writing program for all Australians".
History of the Grieve Project

Each year, Australians living here and abroad submit poems up to 36 lines or stories/personal 
essays up to 500 words and approximately 100 works are published in the annual anthology.
The book is launched in August - Grief Awareness month in Australia.
2020 is the 8th year of the project.
There is now a dedicated Grieve Project website where people around the world can read the 
wonderful writings by Australians. You can also purchase a past anthology.
The competition opens on Valentine's Day each year and closes in May. Judging takes place 
through June and we spend August sharing works in a variety of ways - online and at 
live reading. The team of judges come from all fields - grief and loss industries as well 
as from the literary world. The prizes are kindly donated by organisations and individuals. 
Would you like to donate a prize in memory of a loved one or colleague? Learn more