Right Left Write Competition

Writing is often compared to making a long journey. You need to keep your momentum up in order to make it to the end – one foot in front of the other, right, then left, then…

We’ve taken the image and used it as inspiration for our new monthly writing competition.

Right Left Write is run in conjunction with our weekly newsletter, Pen & Pixel.

Each month we’ll announce a prompt word in Pen & Pixel, then it’s over to you to create a short story of up to 500 words and right, left, write.

Members can enter for free and non-members can enter for a $5 fee. One entry per person per month.

So make Right Left Write part of your routine and get writing.


Each month a winner will be announced in Pen & Pixel and published on Queensland Writers Centre website.


  • Maximum 500 words. Entries that exceed the word limit will be ineligible.
  • Electronic submissions through this form only. No correspondence or feedback will be given, and only winners will be notified.
  • Entry is free for Queensland Writers Centre members. $5 entry fee per submission for non-members.
  • Entries should be double-spaced, 12-point font and include the title in your submission.
  • Your name should not appear anywhere in your submission.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

  1. The competition is open to all ages.
  2. Please submit your work as a PDF or Word Document, using Arial, 12-point font.
  3. Works must be 500 words or less.
  4. Competition registration and submission of work is online only. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
  5. Applications will be judged anonymously. Please do not include your name in your submission.
  6. Entries will be independently judged and only winners will be notified. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. Monthly prize winners will be published on the website and this agreement for publication is a condition of entry.
  8. Only previously unpublished work will be accepted. (Please note: This does not include community publications, local independent publications or blogs. If your piece has been published in such a publication you are still eligible to enter the competition.)
  9. The entry fee is $5 per submission for non-members (free to members) and is to be is to be paid when submitting your application.