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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For UNPUBLISHED NOVELS only.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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Posted in Bookshelf

Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize 2017

Closing date: 15 September 2017

First Prize $1000. Highly Commended $200.
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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Society of Women Writers Literary Luncheon 12 July 2017


Golden Rules, Golden Days…
Libby Hathorn

Libby will talk about ‘The Golden Rules of Writing’ and how in the first place, one must take one’s own writing seriously, and what that means. Short writing exercises about the power of our senses will punctuate this workshop.

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Posted in Past Events

Birdcatcher Books Short Story Competition 2017

Closing date: 31 August 2017 

Open to Australian and New Zealand writers.

Prizes are $AU250 first, $AU100 second, $AU50 third.

The best entries will be published in an anthology. All entrants will receive a free digital copy of the anthology,

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The Port Stephens Literature Award 2017

Short stories up to 2000 words on any topic.

Closing date 30 September 2017.

$1100 in prize money:

  • 1st: $500 – Port Stephens Council Award
  • 2nd: $300 – Club Lemon Tree Award
  • 3rd: $150 – News of the Area Award
  • Four x $25 most highly commended prizes.

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Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2017
Crime Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31 August 2017.

Heels dig in: Crime & Mystery Competition turns 24.

Bonnier Publishing Australia, home to Five Mile and Echo imprints, is now the proud sponsor of the $1500 first prize in the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards,

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