Welcome to Tasmania 40° South 

Welcome to Tasmania's national and international journal - a magazine that celebrates all that is good about Australia's island state

Richly illustrated with superb photographs, Tasmania 40° South presents the wilderness, culture, industry, wildlife, landscapes and people of Tasmania. 

Issue 74 in stores now


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Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2015

For short stories up to 3,000 words with an island, or island-resonant, theme

The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $500

and publication in Tasmania 40° South


A selection of the best entries will be published in the

Forty South Short Story Anthology 2015


Entries close 31 January, 2015

Enter here


     Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2015

A short fiction competition open to all secondary school students in Tasmania

run in partnership with the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE)

The winner of each section receives $300 and publication in Tasmania 40° South magazine. Runners up receive a $30 Fullers Bookshop gift voucher. 

Entries close Monday April 27, 2015

Enter here



Forty South Publishing and the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE) announce the winners of the Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2014 

...a short fiction competition for Tasmanians enrolled in Years 7-12



Lily Stojcevski, Taroona High School - Mountain. Predator. Shell.

Runners Up

Jorgia Hamilton, Hobart College - Bring me the stars

Emma Jablonski, Ogilvie High School - Hero


Madeline Bailey, Hobart College - Aerial Perspective




Freya Cox, The Friends’ School - Leaf in my Hands

Runners Up

Kirsten Ambrose, Southern Christian College - Pictures with Grandfather

Alice Curtain, Ogilvie High School - Great Man


Anna Walls, St Michael’s Collegiate School - Tasmania

Megan Cowley, Ogilvie High School - The Woodsman

Sophie Lienert, St Michael's Collegiate School - The Magic of Books




The Tasmanian Writers' Prize - 2013 and 2014 winners to be published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2014


2014 WINNER, Polly Whittington - The Chimney Pot


2013 WINNER, Debi Hamilton - Mud Flats

Award Winning Australian Writing 2014 will be launched on 1 October at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne

For more information visit Melbourne Books here: www.facebook.com/AwardWinningAustralianWriting

This seventh edition of Award Winning Australian Writing continues its commitment to showcasing the best short stories and poems that have won competitions around the country



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