Julie Twohig: Literary Achievements
2017: Long-listed Lane Cove Literary Awards
2017: Two-week Fellowship @ Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in Western Australia to advance my novel.
2016: No Place for a Kid, Commended, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre Short Fiction Awards. Dr Susan Midalia who judged the competition reports: ” And now to the Open Section. I’ve awarded two Commended places. One is to Julie Twohig from Victoria, for her story ‘No Place for a Kid.’ This ‘creepy’ tale about an immoral mother and a vulnerable child is a fine example of the domestic gothic. It slowly, disturbingly, reveals the darkness beneath the surface of the domestic suburban life. Its rendering of the child’s innocence and sickening adult self-interest is both psychologically convincing and deeply confronting.”
2016: Short Fiction long-listed The notJack Writers’ Prize
2016: New Friends, published SALA 2016 Short Story collection, selected by Dr Laurie Steed; edited by Miriam Zolin.
2016: Excerpt from work-in-progress shortlisted in Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre 3-day Writer’s Retreat Award.
2016: Two stories: Wild Currents and No Place for a Kid, shortlisted in the open section of the Alan Marshall Short Story Award.
2016: Dog of a Night, published, Stringybark Short Story Award Anthology Standing By @ http://www.stringybarkstories.net/competitions/closed-competitons/the-stringybark-short-story-award-2015.html
2016: War Tales from Sunny Brunny, published March/Feb memoir edition The Victorian Writer
2015: Closing the Gap, Highly Commended, Write Around The Murray Short Story competition: htttp://www.writearoundthemurray.org.au/competitions/competition-winners
2014: Delete, an edited extract from a long form work-in-progress, was a finalist in the Cowley Literary Awards. To read Delete, along with a review: http://www.dubbophotonews.com.au/index.php/dpn/categories/arts-entertainment/item/3468-delete
2014: Paradise, published Award Winning Australian Writing 2014, an anthology featuring stories and poems which have won awards during the previous twelve months. AWAW is produced by Melbourne Books. The 2014 AWAW anthology was launched by Melbourne Books at the Wheeler Centre: http://www.melbournebooks.com.au/products/award-winning-australian-writing-2014
2013: Paradise, winner of the Alan Marshall competition, local category, judged by Arnold Zable.
2012: Helen Shoots the Messenger,short-listed, Page Seventeen annual competition, published in Issue 10 @ http://www.busybird.com.au/page-seventeen-competition-winners/
2012:The Bright Star, Highly Commended by Carmel Bird, Write-Around-the Murray short story competition
2012: Adornment, Commended, FAW’s Angelo Natoli Short Story Awards
2012: The Glove, an extract from a work-in-progress, Highly Commended by the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Angelo Natoli Short Story Awards.
2011: The Bright Star, Short fiction, short-listed by Cate Kennedy, Best Australian Stories 2011
2010: The Village is Thriving, non-fiction article, December edition The Victorian Writer
2010: The Glove, an extract from a larger work in progress, Commended, Grace Marion Wilson Short Story Competition.
2009: The Bath, published Visible Ink 2009. Lost & Found anthology: http://visibleinkanthology.com/
2008: The Interior Decorator, published, Visible Ink 2008 anthology: http://visibleinkanthology.com/
2007: The Year That Was, Equal first short short story Victorian Writer, December
2007: Full Circle, Commended by Society Women Writers, Victoria
2007: Full Circle, winner of the Darebin/Leader Newspaper Competition. Published in Around the Block, anthology.