The Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Short Story Award 2017

Closing date 5 November 2017

Stringybark Stories is delighted to request the pleasure of your company for a journey into writing tales of mystery and imagination. Any tale with a mysterious element and perhaps a sting-in-the-tail is wanted for this latest intriguing short story competition.

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Macarthur Playwriting Festival 2017

Closing date 15 September 2017

Wingz Productions are currently seeking submissions for their annual playwriting competition, Macarthur Playwriting Festival 2017: ‘Don’t eat the Risotto’.

The short-listed plays will be staged on 25th November 2017 at the Town Hall Theatre, 297 Queen Street, Campbelltown as a part of the festival.

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Dymphna Cusack State Library Event

Date Saver Alert: Celebrate Author Dymphna Cusack’s Work

A State Library of NSW Lunchtime Event celebrating what would have been Dymphna’s 115th Birthday with the launch of her LOVE POEMS Chapbook from the new Volume II of Come in Dymphna… Dymphna Cusack: Lucky in Love.

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Book Launch IConverse

The Liverpool FAW branch has arranged for a Book Launch on Friday 15 September 2017 of Peter F Pike’s book of Sonnets entitled ICONVERSE.

Book Launch is so appropriate a name for the event because in the very first poem Peter invites readers to accompany him on a voyage of discovery through verse.

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2018 NSW Writer’s Fellowship

Applications close 21 August 2017

The NSW Writer’s Fellowship is offered by the State Government in partnership with Varuna, The National Writers’ House to enable a professional writer to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

The Fellowship is open to writers of fiction,

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The 2018 Sunday Times (UK) EFG Short Story Award

The most valuable prize in the world for a single short story.

Closing date: 28 September 2017.

The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English.

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Macarthur Writers Retreat

Macarthur FAW writers look like getting their very own Writers Retreat.

Wedderburn Resources Centre will be turned into a hub for emerging writers. Wedderburn at Campbelltown is already the home of many well known artists. The secluded bush setting will offer writers a quiet place to work and write.

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A Woman’s Write

Closing date: 30 November annually

An annual international writing competition for and by women, hosted by the US-based website A Woman’s Write.

For UNPUBLISHED NOVELS only. Each entry receives a thoughtful, thorough CRITIQUE.

The prize for the winning novel each year is USD$500.

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One Fine Day

Tania Pennell

If you enjoy a cracking Australian yarn, fun with friends and crazy family drama, join Mia and her mates in an adventure with a very dodgy side. Set in the heartland of New South Wales, One Fine Day is an easy enjoyable read, the first book in the Mia Mystery series.

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Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize 2017

Closing date: 15 September 2017

First Prize $1000. Highly Commended $200.
Theme: WORLD-CHANGING WORDS
Word limit: 2500 words

The Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize will be awarded for a story up to 2500 words on the theme ‘World-Changing Words’.

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