Monthly Archives: February 2019

Positive Words magazine

Positive Words magazine was started in 2002 and since then has published hundreds of writers in the monthly issues. It is a self-funded project with subscriptions to the magazine and competition fees (after prizes) helping to keep the magazine in production. It runs on a shoe-string budget,

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Tommo’s Terrific Triumph Trident

Peter J. Uren 

Since joining Stroud Writers in 2012, Peter has written and self-published five novels and a booklet of poems. In a departure from his stories of an old motorcycle mechanic, Pete leaves the workshop behind to write about the experiences and pitfalls of owning and riding a classic motorcycle.

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Merigal Dingoes

Pamela King 

Sub title:  An Anthology of Dingo Stories from Merigal Dingo Sanctuary

Berenice Walters was known as the Dingo Lady. She dedicated her adult life to studying the dingo. She campaigned to improve its image and acknowledgement of its important environmental role as an apex predator. 

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Final Flight of the Ranegr

Craig Cooper 

Three friends, lost in space, captured by a captain with conquest on his mind, drifting aimlessly toward an ancient mystery lurking in the cosmos. 

Smashwords link: www.smashwords.com/books/view/918068

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Waiting for the Night

JULIE THORNDYKE 

Words by Julie Thorndyke, illustrations by Anna Seed. This is an entrancing bedtime book of lilting verse and striking full-colour spreads depicting Australian fauna in a stunning array of landscapes. A lovely book to share with children under eight. Purchase from Interactive Press (IPKIDZ) www.ipoz.biz/portfolio-single/waiting-for-the-night/

ISBN 97819215231519 (HB,

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A Dream in a Teacup

Eva K Warren 

A Dream in a Teacupis a fictional novel set in working-class Canberra of 1949 and tells the story of an introverted ex nun struggling to adjust to marriage with a shamelessly carnal Aussie rogue. Journey with Brigid and her friends as they negotiate life in patriarchal society at a time when women were held back by men,

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The 2019 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards for School Children

Closing date 30 June 2019:

Australia’s longest-running annual poetry competition for
school children.

Eligibility: Only students enrolled in Australian education
facilities are eligible to enter. Entries accepted from 1st March to 30th June 2019.

Max. 80 lines; no illustrations, graphics or decorations.
Optional Theme: ‘Is There Anybody There?’.

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2019 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Closing date: 26 April 2019

Established in 1991, these awards aim to honour Banjo Paterson, a great Australian writer and favourite son of Orange, with a competition to encourage short story or poetry writing with Australian content.

There are three categories:

  • Short Story
  • Contemporary Poetry,

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For the Love of a Dingo

Pamela Ferrari

Co-writer Berenice Walters (“the Dingo Lady”)
became fascinated by Dingoes at a very young age. Her fascination became almost
an obsession and as a young woman she spent many hours researching and studying
the Dingo and she devoted over 40 years of her life as the Dingo’s advocate.

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Nature’s Child

A Life within Two Cultures

Mary Ann Napper 

From humble beginnings
a small girl’s love for nature takes her on a journey to become a horticultural
giant.

This Asian inspired true story by author Mary Ann Napper begins in Tokyo when the city is being ravaged by war.

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Grieve Writing Competition 2019

Closing date: 15 May 2019

Organised by the Hunter Writers Centre, Grieve writing competition (for prose and poetry) is now in its 7th year. The competition is open to all Australians. As a not for profit organisation the organisers ensure that all monies made go back in to support the project.

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The Best of Times short story competition Autumn 2019

Closing date: 30 April 2019

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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