Monthly Archives: October 2015

FAW Annual Awards Luncheon. Reminder!

Saturday 14 November 2015

’99 on York’, Sydney

The FAW NSW Awards Luncheon is the Fellowship’s flagship event each year. State President Trevar Langlands is the emcee for what promises to be an entertaining and productive networking afternoon for writers. Our special guest this year is Australian author,

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Mudgee Valley Writers

2016 Youth Literary Award:

The Norman McVicker Award

Closing date 29 February 2016

The award is sponsored by Norman McVicker estate with the aim of promoting literature to young people. Total Prize Value: $2200. Theme: OPEN.

Short story (2,000 words max.):

1st Prize $800,

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Calibre Prize

Deadline for entries is 18 January 2016.

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the tenth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, which is worth $5,000. Calibre is Australia’s premier award for an original essay. Anyone writing in English is eligible, regardless of where they live.

The Calibre Prize is intended to generate brilliant new essays and to foster new insights into culture,

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ASA seeks meeting with Senator Mitch Fifield over Book Council

With appreciation to the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), this article has been copied from the October 2015 Edition of The ASA BULLETIN:

The ASA has approached Senator Mitch Fifield, newly appointed Minister for the Arts, for a meeting to discuss matters of concern to authors and illustrators.

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Birdcatcher Books Short Fiction

AUSTRALIAN SHORT FICTION AWARD

First prize $250. Second prize $100.

Top 50 entries to be published in an anthology.

Closing date for early bird entries is 30 October; closing date for all entries is 31 December 2015.

Details at birdcatcherbooks.com/competitions

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Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Deadline for entries is 1 December 2015.

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the twelfth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$7,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live.

The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry.

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With a Mind to Achieve

Wayne Jarman

If only I knew then, what I know now!

How many times have you heard someone say that?

I’ve said it myself.

If only someone had shoved a book in my hand, when I was young, that gave some guidelines for leading an effective life – full of achievements and success.

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Kicker by Christina Batey

Christina Batey

Troy Berrier has the world at his feet. He is about to take the freestyle motocross world by storm when he wins the world MX-Stream game finals. He’s invited to all the cool parties. He has no trouble scoring chicks and has plenty of mates, including his best friends,

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To the Honour of the Kings

Wayne Jarman

The Ancient Legends decreed that the second born prince of Arrindare should, on his eighteenth birthday, become the Warlord of the seven armies of Amorand.

As Prince Gwaine’s eighteenth birthday approached, so did the war.

Century after century had seen the Dark Emperor’s forces pour over the northern borders of Amorand and move closer to victory with each assault.

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Copyright Law and Practice Symposium 2015

17TH BIENNIAL COPYRIGHT LAW AND PRACTICE SYMPOSIUM 2015.

Building a Fairer Framework for the Future.

22-23rd October

Maritime Museum of Sydney

2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney

The Copyright Society of Australia together with the Australian Copyright Council are proud to bring you the 17th Biennial Copyright Law and Practice Symposium.

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