Monthly Archives: April 2017

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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Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition 2017

Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition 2017

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The 2017 Dangerously Poetic Byron Writers Festival Poetry Prize

Win a 3 day ticket to the Byron Writers Festival and $500!
Closing date 10 May 2017

In this “post-truth” era, language lovers are called on to examine the concept of truth and of lies. Emily Dickinson’s famous poem says, Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.

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Erinland

Kathryn Berryman

Two troubled young adults find themselves key players in a deadly game that spans the 21st century and the Viking Age.

Amy, finding it difficult to ‘fit in’, becomes increasingly obsessed with the virtual reality game Erinland. The VR characters and the mist of Erin begin to invade Amy’s dreams and her waking moments.

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