Friday, 30 September 2016

Papua New Guinea women writers and illustrators are invited to submit their work for International Women's Day publication.


PAPUA New Guinea’s women writers and illustrators are being invited to submit original writing and artwork for inclusion in an inaugural collection of women’s writing and illustration to be published on International Women’s Day – Wednesday 8 March – next year.

Entries may include essays, short stories, articles, poetry and illustrations depicting the theme, ‘My walk to equality’.

The theme is drawn from one of the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals which PNG is working towards achieving to improve the life of its citizens.

Entries must be submitted by 31 December this year and will be judged for publication by Phil Fitzpatrick and me.

The anthology will be published by Pukpuk Publications which was spun off from the Crocodile Prize as a mechanism for mentoring, editing and publishing Papua New Guinean writers and illustrators.

Papua New Guinean women are invited to submit writing and artwork that depicts contemporary PNG society.

You can identify where and how you have experienced inequalities in your daily life, describe what action you have taken to reduce them and relate the actions you have observed other people or organisations take to reduce inequality.

Submissions that address the theme of ‘My walk to equality’ by addressing these three points will be highly regarded for inclusion in the anthology.

Writers may submit multiple entries of across the formats of essays, short stories, articles, poetry and illustrations, but need to keep in mind that – when we are selecting items for publication - quality will be considered ahead of quantity.

The anthology aims to document the voices of PNG women from diverse backgrounds. We hope to receive material that demonstrates the individual strength of PNG woman in battling inequality in urban and rural areas of Papua New Guinea.


  • Eligibility: Papua New Guinean women
  • Theme: ‘My walk to equality’
  • Submissions close: 31 December 2016
  • Length: 1,000 words maximum
  • Medium: Article, short story, essay, poem, illustration
  • Personal information: name; date of birth; postal address; brief personal profile; JPG photo
  • Submissions to: Rashmii Bell at
Note: All submissions must be the author’s original writing and not published or committed for publication elsewhere.

Source: Keith Jackson and Friends - PNG Attitude 

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