3rd Saturday of each Month

Writers of the Far South Coast (WFSC) are an inclusive, non-profit writers club that has been around since 1981. Our members are from all walks of life, young and old, men and women, published and unpublished, who meet regularly on the 3rd Saturday of each month to support each other’s writing goals.

Volunteer members on the WFSC committee understand the unique hardships of living in a rural area. Their efforts go above and beyond, on a shoestring budget, to nurture the talents of local authors and provide reasonably priced, professional development opportunities, closer to home, here on the Far South Coast of NSW, in the Bega Valley Shire.

Authors asked to present our workshops are worth every penny and more, yet ofttimes subsidise their fees or choose to billet with one of our friendly members. With their generosity plus the creative budgeting of the WFSC committee, low annual membership fees, invaluable venue hire waivers, assistance from our sister writing organisations, sporadic donations and elusive grants… the Writers of the Far South Coast keep on writing.

Get involved. Become a member or donate today.


Yeah… I’m aware that I borked the website.

  1. The Best of Times short story competition, from Chris Broadribb, closes 30th April
    1. http://www.bestoftimes.com.au
    1. For humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words.
    1. Entry fee is $10 per story, 1st prize: $300-$500, 2nd prize: $100
  2. Or the Mallacoota Arts Council’s EJ Brady competition, closes 28th Febuary
    1. https://mallacootaartscouncil.com.au/ej-brady-short-story-competition
    1. Mallacoota Prize: Major Short Story (under 2,500 words), 1st prize $2,000, 2nd Prize $300, $12 entry fee
    1. Betka Prize: Humorous Short Story (under 1,000 words), 1st prize $1,000, $10 entry fee
    1. Gabo Prize: Very Short Story (under 700 words), 1st prize $500, $8 entry fee
    1. Any theme, any genre, “Betka Prize” must be humorous
    1. Original and previously unpublished works, ie: must not have won prizes, contracts or cash in any other competition.