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History

Sponsored by Darling Downs Institute [now the University of Southern Queensland] 

Winners

1985 winner Rock a Bye, Don't You Cry Joan Van Loon , 1986 single work short story
— Appears in: Brave New Word , June no. 7 1986; (p. 36-39)
1982 winner Fish and Chips Archie Weller , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 108-113) Going Home : Stories 1986; (p. 131-135) Daughters of the Sun : Short Stories from Western Australia 1994; (p. 199-205)
1980-1981 Poetry Epileptic i "It is a blue sky jetty snaking over the river", Mary Dilworth , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 107) Riding to a Paradise 1993; (p. 48)
1980-1981 Prose Weesechosek, a Good Place to Live Suburban Walk; A Walk on the Wild Side Paul Collins , 1980 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 98-104)

— Appears in: Ad Astra , vol. 3 no. 13 1980; (p. 31-32) Cygnus Chronicler , December 1980; SF aus Australien 1982; (p. 117-124) The Government in Exile and Other Stories 1994; (p. 1-11)
1980-1981 Poetry Manrat i "Manrat shot his hearing aid", Maria Laura Molino , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 96-97)
1980-1981 Prose George Jeremy Stoljar , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 91-95)
1980-1981 Poetry The Equally Soft Yellow Clerk i "insists on his fountain pen", Kevin Brophy , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 90)
1980-1981 Poetry Betty i "BETTY READS THE NECESSARY NOVELS.", Kevin Brophy , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 89)
1980-1981 Poetry With a Stone i "Having murdered the king,", Kevin Brophy , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 88)
1980-1981 Prose Bonny Arthur Thomas , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 77-87)
1980-1981 Poetry The Rainy Season i "It's so wet the calf's tail drips like a tap,", Allan Jurd , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 76)
1980-1981 A Death in the City Diane Fahey , 1982 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 72-75) Australian Poetry Library 2004-;
1980-1981 6 : Honeycomb Honeycomb Diane Fahey , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 75)

— Appears in: Voices from the Honeycomb 1986; (p. 61)
1980-1981 5 : Night Vision Night Vision i "One single grief has power to rouse", Diane Fahey , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 75) Voices from the Honeycomb 1986; (p. 60)
1980-1981 4 : Gatherings Gatherings i "Last year in Melbourne somewhere,", Diane Fahey , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 73-74) Voices from the Honeycomb 1986; (p. 58-59)
1980-1981 3 : Ash Ash i "The fourth, last brother is dead before fifty.", Diane Fahey , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 73) Voices from the Honeycomb 1986; (p. 57)
1980-1981 2 : Tenth Count Tenth Count i "Sober autumn air fosters a clean grief.", Diane Fahey , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 72-73) Voices from the Honeycomb 1986; (p. 56)
1980-1981 1 : Procession Procession Diane Fahey , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 72)

— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 25 1986; Voices from the Honeycomb 1986; (p. 55)
1980-1981 Prose Stony Valley Avital Nathani , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 63-71)
1980-1981 Poetry Easter Morning, Delphi i "Last night they mourned for Dionysos dead.", Isobel Robin , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 62) Pen Friends : Poems 1984; (p. 53)
The introduction states that the selected poems and stories were commended or awarded prizes in the 1980 and 1981 McGregor Literary Competition. However, the neither the placings nor the year of entry is given anywhere in the publication.
1980-1981 Prose Mangroves i "Against the moon", Peter Long , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 42-49)
1980-1981 Prose Narratives Jonathan Dawson , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 50-58)
1980-1981 Poetry Antipodean Triptych Brian Dibble , 1982 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 59-61) Analogues 1987; (p. 61)
1980-1981 Poetry Beloit: :Perth i "this shore", Brian Dibble , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 61) Analogues 1987; (p. 63-64)
1980-1981 Poetry The Song of the Tropical Birds i "Certain species perform", Brian Dibble , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 59)
1980-1981 Prose The Queen Says Mix Graham Sheil , 1981 single work short story
— Appears in: Going Down Swinging , July no. 3 1981; (p. 68-78) Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 27-41) Australian Short Stories , vol. 1 no. 2 1983; (p. 6-17) Islands 1986; (p. 9-23)
1980-1981 Poetry In the Suburbs i "The porch faces the street", Julia Britton , 1979 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.3 1979; (p. 18-19) SA Poets' Union Directory 1979; Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 25-26)
1980-1981 Prose Paper Children Elizabeth Jolley , 1982 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 89 1982; (p. 2-10) Paper Children : Selections From the McGregor Literary Competitions, 1980-81 1982; (p. 7-24) Woman in a Lampshade 1983; (p. 82-100) The Secret Self 2: Short Stories by Women 1987; (p. 334-350) Fellow Passengers : Collected Stories 1997; (p. 149-170) Learning to Dance : Elizabeth Jolley : Her Life and Work 2006; (p. 101-121)
1980 winner Sandcastles Archie Weller , 1979 single work short story
— Appears in: The Dwarf : Selections from the McGregor Literary Competitions 1978-79 1979; Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories 1989; (p. 309-318) The Penguin Century of Australian Stories 2000; (p. 652-660) The Window Seat and Other Stories 2009; (p. 29-41)
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