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Seniors Card Short Story Competition

Closing date: 1st JUNE 2018

The Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Seniors Card and FAW announce the launch of a joint project to be held between
1st Feb—1st June 2018.

The project consists of a short story writing competition which is open to Senior cardholders and anyone 60+ who would like to join (through the website www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au which is FREE).

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EJ Brady Short Story Competition

Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2018

The Mallacoota Arts Council is again presenting the EJ Brady Short Story Competition for 2017-2018.

Categories:

  • The Gabo Prize for very short stories – max. 700 words
  • The Betka Prize for humorous stories – max.

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The Stringybark Short Story Award 2018

Closing date: 18 March 2018

Stringybark Stories has announced its annual open-themed short story competition and is now accepting entries. With record prize money for the fifth year in a row, the organisers are offering a total value over $1175 in cash and books for the winning authors including publication in an ebook and print anthology.

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The 2018 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Closing date: 10 April 2018

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the 2018 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for an original short story. Entry is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English.

Prizemoney is worth a total of $12,500…

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Call for Submissions:
LoveOzYA Short Stories

Short tales from the Australian writers of tomorrow.

Closing date: 15 April 2018

Underdog will be the first #LoveOzYA short story anthology for unpublished Australian writers. The organisers are seeking submissions from Australian young adult fiction writers of all ages and are particularly interested in short stories that celebrate the diverse,

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Sutherland Shire Literary Competition

Closing date: Monday 30 April 2018

The inaugural Sutherland Shire Literary Competition is set to celebrate the exciting breadth of literary talent that exists not only across the Sutherland Shire but the whole of our nation, with entries open to Australian residents over 18 years of age.

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The Best of Times short story competition – Autumn 2018

Closing date: Monday 30 April 2018

For humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words.
First prize: $300-$500 (depending on number of entries), second prize: $100.
No entry form is required. Include a cover sheet with your name and address, story title and word count,

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Scribes Writers “Poetic Licence” Poetry Competition 2018

Closing date: 30 June 2018

Category A: Traditional Verse
Category B: Free Verse

Theme: Open. Line Count: 60 Maximum (excluding Title).
Prizes (each category): 1st $200; 2nd $100.
Highly Commended and Commended Certificates at the judges’ discretion.

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Gentle

Cate Dunn

Gentle is the debut novel by Cate Dunn. It is a family saga set in a retreat in the upper reaches of a coastal valley. It is Easter and Old Jack waits patiently for his invited guests. They have no idea of his true intent and Jack has no idea of the power of reunion and redemption that awaits them all.

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Winning writing: What works for me

Penny Lane

Winning writing: What works for me is a writing memoir with two interwoven threads. One thread is a collection of Penny Lane’s award-winning short stories, the other is an account of how Penny became a writer, how the stories came to be written, and advice she has found helpful in developing her writing.

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Forest Wonder

Caroline Tuohey

Forest Wonder is an award-winning rhyming children’s picture book for the 0-6 age group. It is illustrated by Muza Ulasowski and published by CEW Ink. It tells the tale of a forest party the creatures share on a moon-lit night. It celebrates the wonders in nature – the diversity of animals,

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Climb

Caroline Tuohey

Climb is a rhyming children’s picture book for the 0-6 age group. It is illustrated by Emma Stuart and published by Little Steps Publishing. It celebrates the joy of adventurous play by sharing all the climbing activities of a little boy on one particular day.

It is available from the author’s  website www.carolinetuohey.com and most bookshops (via distributor Dennis Jones &

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 Competition: Judge’s Comments

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

Section 1: Years 10, 11 & 12

Winner: ‘Send me Home, my Friends’ (07)

Second: ‘Throw Gold and Silver Down to me’ (08)

Six stories in this section were beautifully written,

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 competition
Section 1 Winning Story

Senior Secondary (Years 10, 11 & 12)

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

SEND ME HOME, MY FRIENDS!

By Freya Cox

Some things never truly let you go, no matter how much space or time you let stretch between you.

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 competition
Section 2 Winning Story

Junior Secondary (Years 7, 8 & 9)

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

SYDNEY COVE

By Willow Ross

If Elizabeth had discovered anything in the last month, it was that you do get used to the dark.

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 competition
Section 3 Winning Story

Senior Primary (Years 5 & 6)

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

INNOCENCE

by Isaac Robinson

I glanced up at the cloudy sky, the sun illuminating the evening in a vibrant pink. The first of a myriad of stars began to appear as soldiers ruffled anxiously around me,

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