Monthly Archives: July 2017

Macarthur Writers Retreat

Posted 24 July 2017

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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Posted in Writing Resources

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For UNPUBLISHED NOVELS only.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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Posted in Closed Competitions

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 Dayis 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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Posted in Closed Competitions

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 extended to 30 September.

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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Posted in Closed Competitions

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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Posted in Closed Competitions