Yearly Archives: 2017

The Recipient

Audrey J. Cole

Audrey J. Cole is a registered nurse and a writer of thrillers set in Seattle. Although born and raised in the Seattle area, Audrey now lives with her husband and daughter in Port Stephens, Australia. Her debut thriller, The Recipient, is the first book in a series of Emerald City Thrillers and will be available on Amazon June 13.

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Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants

The NSW Writers’ Centre has announced that the Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants are open from 5 June. These $300 travel grants are designed to assist writers in regional NSW attend a professional development event that helps develop their careers as writers.
The 2016 grant recipients included writers from areas such as Lismore,

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2017 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition For Australian School Children

Closing date 31 August 2017 

Entries are sought in the following categories:

  1. The entry fee is $3.00 (please note that entries that do not include the fee will be disqualified)
  2. Entries should be typed on A4 paper, double spaced in 12 font.

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Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award 2017

Conducted by the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc. 

PRIZE: $500

Closing date 31 August 2017.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund)

  1. The Award is for Short Stories up to 3000 words.

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Scribes Writers Literary Competition 2017

Closing date 30th September 2017

“SHORT TAKES” OPEN LITERARY COMPETITION

Category A: Fictional Short Story. (For the purpose of this competition, a fictional short story does not include Fan Fiction.)

Category B: Memoir (For the purpose of this competition, a memoir is defined as an incident or series of related incidents from the writer’s own life.

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Writers Unleashed 2017 Festival

Writers’ and Readers’ Conference
19 August 2017

The ‘Writers’ Unleashed’ 2017 Festival – hosted by the Sutherland Shire Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers – will be held on Saturday 19th August, 2017 at Gymea Tradies.

Author talks, bookshop, publishing consultations for both children’s and adult writers,

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2017 Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition

hosted by
The Singing Gardens of CJ Dennis, Toolangi

Closing Date: 1st September 2017

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third in each category.
Prizes will be awarded at the CJ Dennis Poetry Festival on Saturday 21st October 2017

CATEGORIES (prizes in brackets: (1st / 2nd / 3rd)

  1. Open Poetry (Marian Mayne Prize: $250 / $150 / $100)
  2. Open Short Story (CJ Dennis Society Prize: $250 / $150 / $100)
  3. Poems written by adults for children (Sponsor: Bendigo Bank: $250 / $150 / $100).

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Hunter Writers Centre Grieve Writing Competition

In honour of Grief Awareness month (August).

Closing date 9 June 2017

Submit a 500 word story or a poem up to 36 lines.

Over $7000 in total prizes – full list of prizes here. Over 150 works published in the anthology.

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Hunter Writers Centre Newcastle Poetry Prize 2017

Closing date 30 June 2017

Judges: Eileen Chong and Kevin Brophy.

Entry Fee: $34 up to 200 lines.

Total prize pool over $22,000…

  • First prize: $15 000
  • Second prize: $5 000
  • Third prize: $1 000
  • Commended Awards: $250
  • Local Award: $500
  • Harri Jones Memorial Prize (for a poet <35 years): $250
  • Hunter Writers Centre members’

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Shoalhaven Literary Award 2017 for Short Stories

Closing date: Friday 27 May 2017

The Shoalhaven Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers is excited to announce an increase in prize money for its prestigious Shoalhaven Literary Award, launched on 20 February 2017.

With the ongoing and valued support of the Shoalhaven Arts Board and Bundanon Trust,

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