The idea of romance over milkshakes was unreachable for me. The minute you came out, you grew a thick skin to confront scary adult issues.
By day, I lived the typical life of an international student. By night, I came home to an upmarket hotel.
Why didn’t we move out? It was simple – we couldn’t afford it.
Little by little I’ve given up domestic control and that for me has been the best way to maintain equality in how our household is run.
I started out as some poor kid living in a small town, and now I have Dad and the internet to thank for a well-paid job and middle-class life.
For three years, we didn’t speak. I began dreaming of her every night, my subconscious crying out for Veronica’s presence in my life.
If my surgeon had told me after my operation that I would lose my hearing again, would I have had my babies?
The world of online dating
Single parents are the busiest people in the world, so it’s not easy to fit in a love life. We talk to parents about how they find navigating the daunting world of dating apps when they ‘get back on the horse’ post-separation. The Swiping Game: Must Love Kids is steaming On Demand.
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SBS Emerging Writers' Competition

Entries for the SBS Emerging Writers' Competition are now closed. See you in 2022 for next year's competition. 


SBS Voices is proud to present a free panel on memoir writing at this year's Sydney Writers' Festival with special guest Benjamin Law.
The collection, which will be published in 2022 by Hardie Grant, will feature the work of emerging writers from across Australia.

It's never too late to be an emerging writer

“It’s really important to recognise that you can be an emerging writer at 60. You’ve lived a full, long life. You’ve got a lot more perspective on the world than...
“What I really wanted for anyone to get from reading this piece was that even if you grew up with not a lot, you can still be a very complex person with a story...
Five winners have been chosen from the 2021 SBS Emerging Writers' Competition. Find out more about their stories and what inspires them.
This is the prize-winning entry from Arky Michael, titled 'Songbird'.
This is Maya Hodge's prize-winning entry, titled 'bidngen'.

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