Hunter Writers Centre is a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation established in 1995. We are a leading literary centre in Australia committed to developing and supporting the artistic and professional development of aspiring and established writers. We publish more anthologies of Australian writers than any other writers centre in the country. We coordinate annual, national writing competitions of high calibre and publish the shortlist in a print and e-anthology. The 3 national writing competitions we conduct, offering over $30 000 in prize money, are: The Newcastle Poetry Prize; The Newcastle Short Story Award; Grieve - poems and stories in honour of grief awareness month.