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Julie Twohig:  Literary Achievements

2020: Shortlisted Apollo Bay inaugural short story competition

2019: The Heart Tree, shortlisted in Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards. To order a copy of the winning & shortlisted stories: sara@corryongnc.org2019: Westerly 64.1: my short fiction piece Flight Path           2018: Winner Alan Marshall Literary Award Open Section for my short story The Carnival

2018: Margaret River 2019 Short Story Competition, long-list

2018: Bristol Prize, Notable Contender, selected from 2190 entries

2018:  EJ Brady Short Story Award, long-list

2018:  Margaret River Short Story Competition, long-list

2017:  Lane Cove Literary Award, long-list

2017: Two-week Fellowship @ Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in Western Australia to advance my long form commercial fiction manuscript.


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.

Image result for SALA 2016 Short Story collection

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 (Nillumbik Shire), Judge: 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/

Page Seventeen

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/

1908: A Collection of New Writing. Visible Ink

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.



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  1. Hi Julie,
    Just read Paradise on the Nillumbik website as I was submitting a story for the first time this year. It’s a beautiful piece. I wanted to keep reading, it moved along at a nice pace, very evocative and I hope Milly makes it out of there! Thanks for writing it.

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