Year: 2017

Q&A: Yes?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week we’re nodding... read more

WIN: What is 2018’s most important date?

This week, a giveaway for the organised (or hoping to be organised!) writer. It’s Pilot 2018 – A Diary for Writers! Stuffed to the gills with writerly wisdom, Pilot 2018 is the essential writer’s resource. It not only features industry advice from Island, Griffith Review, Brief, Rabbit, Poetry New... read more

Jenna Guillaume: Journalist turned YA fiction author

Success: After putting off the idea of creative writing for many years, Jenna Guillaume signed a two-book deal with Pan Macmillan for her YA fiction. AWC courses completed: Creative Writing Stage 1 Become a Children’s Author Background: Sometimes it takes a ‘sign’ for things to fall into place... read more

Q&A: Pant or pants?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week we've got... read more

COMP CLOSED: It’s upside-down dogs!

We have a book with a difference this week – and one that will make a gorgeous gift for yourself or the dog lover in your life. Featuring snaps by international award-winning photographer Serena Hodson, it’s Upside-down Dogs, a delightfully cute photo book of – you guessed it – dogs... read more

Entries open for 2018 The Peter Porter Poetry Prize

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize (how’s that for alliteration?) is now taking submissions. A poetry prize that’s open to anyone around the world, with a prize pool of over AU$8,000. And this year, the judges are Bill Manhire, John Hawke, and Jen Webb. According to the... read more

Q&A: Alternative vs alternate

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week we seek out... read more

COMP CLOSED: What would YOU chop off?

This week, thanks to our friends at Madman Entertainment, we have 10 double passes up for grabs for a groundbreaking new film Loving Vincent – opening nationwide in select cinemas from 2 November 2017. This is a film with a difference – billed as the world's first fully oil painted feature... read more

Q&A: Halloween or Hallowe’en?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week we’re treating... read more

COMP CLOSED: Siptastic Literary Tea Co pack!

This week, we’re giving away something dear to many writers’ hearts – tea. And thanks to our friends at the Literary Tea Co, we have a special pack valued at over $100 for one lucky winner! Literary Tea Co claims to be the next best thing to having a cup... read more

Q&A: Swan song

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week we’re tapping... read more

How to write a media release

A media release – also known as a press release –  is the primary way for you to get your message into the hands of the media. It’s a format that journalists and editors are familiar with and, even if you pitch your idea to them over the phone or email... read more

COMP CLOSED: Share YOUR perfect couples!

For this week’s giveaway we have four copies of recently published suspense thriller The Perfect Couple by Lexi Landsman to be won by someone just like YOU. This is Lexi’s second novel – her first was The Ties that Bind in 2016. Let’s hear a little about this... read more