The City of Greater Dandenong recognises the incredible creativity among our residents. We are compiling a book to showcase this talent.
The theme of this book will to explore the idea of “Home”. The City of Greater Dandenong is seeking creative writing that:
Explore of the general idea of ‘Home’. For instance, they may reflect memories, migration, settlement, identity and belonging, family and relationships
Reflect the author’s cultural background or experience. They may come from a connection the author has with countries and cultures, or they may simply be works of the imagination created in response to the theme.
We encourage original, creative and inventive ways of interpreting the theme.
Theme: Home Closing Date: Sunday 23 September, 5pm
The book will be published by the City of Greater Dandenong as part of the [SUB]URBAN STUDIO program, with support from Creative Victoria through the Creative Suburbs initiative.
You are invited to submit up to two pieces of creative writing.
All entries must be an original piece of work.
Submissions sent outside the set opening and closing dates will not be considered
Submissions must be in English.
Maximum word limit is 350 words. Poems above this word limit will not be considered.
Submissions can include poems/short stories (in any genre and form)
Submissions can be made electronically via the form below. If you would like to submit a hard copy, please contact Council on the details below
Submissions should not be under consideration by another competition or publication, or have been previously published.
By submitting, writers consent the City of Greater Dandenong license to use the work for exhibition or publication purposes
Intellectual Property shall remain with the writer
All selected entries may be edited, in conjunction with the author and professional editors, and will be given to the author for approval prior to publication.
Authors agree to allow possible illustrations alongside their work.
Authors must have a connection to or with the City of Greater Dandenong.
If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact: