Month: February 2019

Walkley grants for freelance journalism now open

The Walkley Foundation is proud to announce $50,000 in grants for freelance journalism, from the Walkley Public Fund for Journalism. Applications are now open for Australian freelance journalists (as individuals or small groups) to request funding to support the production of public interest journalism, either a single story or... read more

Furious Fiction February 2019 winner and shortlist

It was a bumper birthday bonanza this month – as a record number of more than 1100 writers submitted a story in Furious Fiction. Wow! Well done to all who entered. A reminder of the criteria that we asked for this month: Each story’s first sentence had to contain EXACTLY... read more

WIN “Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables: On the Lookout”

This week we have THREE copies of the fantastic children's book Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables: On the Lookout by Tim Harris and illustrated by James Hart to give away. Yes, Australia's favourite teacher is back – but has Mr Bambuckle met his greatest challenge yet? Vex is gone! We... read more

An exciting new Copyright Agency Fellowship

If you have an unpublished manuscript then you need to read on... Kill Your Darlings is delighted to announce a partnership with Varuna in the inaugural KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship, which offers a week-long fellowship for the shortlisted writers in the 2019 Unpublished Manuscript Award. From the Kill... read more

Q&A: Head over heels in love?

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 are head... read more

Q&A: Voracious vs veracious

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 have a... read more

Magic and Mayhem: The free ebook and podcast series

Welcome to Magic and Mayhem – the ebook and podcast series that explores the wonderful and wacky world of writing for kids and teens. Join us as we take a peek behind the picture book pages, discover pirate ships and publishing tips, delve into addictively readable YA novels and find oodles... read more

How do I even listen to a podcast, anyway?

You've probably heard all about podcasts, and maybe everyone you know is listening to them. A friend has told you that you should totally listen to This American Life with Ira Glass. Or a colleague says you absolutely have to listen the true crime podcast phenomenon Serial.  Or your... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Baby’ by Annaleese Jochems

This week we have FIVE copies of Baby by New Zealand writer Annaleese Jochems to give away. This sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction has been described by Eleanor Catton as, "Heavenly Creatures for a new generation... read more