Monthly Archives: January 2020

Beneath The Surface


An anthology of writing from Lake Macquarie. This volume is a collection of short stories, poems and experiences written by members of the Lake Macquarie Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. We were inspired by the lake we live by and what lurks beneath its surface.

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Time Out of Mind

Poems of Love and Loss

Margaret Zanardo 

#105 Pocket Poets series, Ginninderra Press, South Australia, 2019

Margaret is a Sydney poet, writer and graphic designer. A member of Harbourside Poets, she has had work published in a number of poetry journals. Time Out of Mind is a poetry chapbook,

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Creative Writing in Paris

Presented by The American University of Paris

Closing date 01 March 2020

The Creative Writing Institute, part of The American University of Paris, offers participants the opportunity to write and share poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in a workshop-style format working with its accomplished faculty members. 

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Words Alike Short Story Competition

Closing Date 20 April 2020

Conducted by

Écrire! Words Alike

Open to: 13+ years, targeting new, aspiring and/or young writers. 
Theme: A cause you are passionate about.
Word Limit: 5,000–10,000 words. No Entry Fee. 

PRIZES include your work formatted into a PDF ebook with a cover design and author bio.

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Word Count for Short Story Competitions

To display the number of pages, words and characters in a Microsoft® Word document, this information is typically found under either the Tools menu (1); on the Ribbon under the Review tab (2); or in the Status Bar (3) – see below.

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