Poets and yarn-spinners invited to submit work for inclusion in Great Southern anthology

Daniel RooneyAlbany Advertiser
Creative Albany chair Jon Doust.
Camera IconCreative Albany chair Jon Doust. Credit: Laurie Benson

Great Southern creatives are being encouraged to get writing for a chance to win one of three prizes and see their work published in an upcoming locally-produced anthology.

Poetry and short stories of up to 3000 words are being called for and anthology editor Roger Guinery, presenter of 100.9 FM Arts Magazine, is eager to read all offerings.

“There is so much talent in the Great Southern and I am looking forward to making this a great book,” he said.

100.9 Arts Magazine presenter Roger Guinery.
Camera Icon100.9 Arts Magazine presenter Roger Guinery. Credit: Supplied

“If you have a short story or poem you’re writing or you’ve left in the back drawer, now is your moment.

“You could see your words in print and be a published author, or read your words on air.”

The radio program presenter has been joined by Creative Albany chair Jon Doust.

Mr Doust said that the local arts organisation will offer prizes for the most interesting story or poem, a story showing knowledge of Menang Noongar Boodja or country, and an encouragement award.

Selected submissions will be broadcast by project sponsor Great Southern Community Radio and proceeds from the sales of the collection will be donated to the Albany Community Hospice.

The deadline for submissions is February 25 and works can be submitted electronically via rogerguinery@hotmail.com.

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