Isolation Creative Writing Competition

Writing by Hannah Forsdike // photograph by Celia Gomez De Villavedon

The team at Ramona Magazine would like to try and spark your creativity during the era of social distancing. We’re hoping to provide a ray of sunshine during a worldwide pandemic, and celebrate some of the wonderful writers in our community.

Seeing as May is Creative Writing Month here at Ramona Magazine, what better way to celebrate creative writing than running a writing competition? So wordsmiths, pick up your pens and open a blank document, the theme for our first ever creative writing competition is ‘Home’.

We are looking for micro fictions (max 600 words), on the theme of ‘Home.’ Feel free to interpret the theme however you’d like. Womxn and non-binary writers of all ages are welcome to submit, and submissions are due Monday June 1, at 4pm.

With the help of our competition sponsors, Scratch & Jotter and OH EM GEE Paper, we have put together some awesome prizes for the winner and runner-up. We wanted to create isolation care packages, with beautiful stationary from small Australian businesses and Ramona reading materials, to keep you feeling inspired.

Scratch & Jotter aims to provide beautiful and functional stationary for thinkers, dreamers, and doers.

OH EM GEE Paper wants to help you celebrate life’s OMG moments with the cutest stationary and cards you ever did see.

Winners Prize Pack

The winning story will be published on Ramona Magazine’s website and shared on all our socials. The winner will also receive a prize pack including a MiGoals Goals Journal, a Weekly Planner, a Delfonics Pouch, and a Ballograf Ballpoint Pen from Scratch & Jotter, three cards from OH EM GEE Paper, and a copy of our Ramona print magazine.

Runner-up Prize Pack

The runner-up story will be published on Ramona Magazine’s website, and the writer will receive a prize pack including the Noted Notebook and three cards from OH EM GEE Paper, a Ballograf Ballpoint Pen from Scratch & Jotter, and a copy of our Ramona Print Magazine.

Submission Guidelines are as follows

  • Submissions should be in micro fiction format, with a max. word count of 600 words.
  • Stories should somehow encapsulate the theme of ‘Home’
  • Email submissions to

– Put ‘CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION’ in the email subject

– Submissions should be in word document format, with your name as the name of the document

  • Please include your name, age, email address, Instagram handle, and word count in the document

Submissions close on June 1, at 4pm.

From everyone here at Ramona we hope you are all doing well and staying safe at this time. We feel very grateful to have such a positive, virtual community surrounding us during this pandemic.

We look forward to reading your words.


Hannah Forsdike

Hannah is a writer currently living in Melbourne. She enjoys art, reading, feminism, red wine and aesthetic instagram feeds (@hannahtf_).

Celia Gómez de Villavedón

Celia Gómez de Villavedón is a photographer from Spain. See her work on her websiteFlickr & Facebook.

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