Month: June 2019

Furious Fiction June 2019 winner and shortlist

Near-record entries came flooding in for June’s Furious Fiction this month (more than 1000 stories across the weekend!) – which means our fans well and truly came to the PARTY. We put that word in caps just then for a reason – because that played a big part(y) in... read more

WIN ‘Four Dead Queens’ by Astrid Scholte

This week we’re giving away an enthralling fast-paced murder mystery Four Dead Queens from exciting new YA talent Astrid Scholte. (Astrid is actually an AWC alumna, and you can check out her journey here.) Four dead queens huh? Sounds intriguing… Here’s a little synopsis of the book... read more

Q&A: Solstice and equinox

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 discussing... read more

COMP CLOSED: ‘The One’ by Kaneana May

This week we have three copies to give away of The One – a novel by AWC alumna Kaneana May. (Curious about Kaneana’s journey? You can check it out right here.) This is a sparkling debut novel where the quest for love will surprise you. In it, we meet Bonnie... read more

8 books on writing recommended by successful writers

There are loads of books out there about writing and it can be hard to find one that really connects with you. They can offer advice or exercises, rules or suggestions, or just provide inspiration. We’ve brought together recommendations from some top authors, writers and publishers on what they... read more

Q&A: Roofs or rooves? Hoofs or hooves?

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 raising... read more

COMP CLOSED:’10 Seconds of Courage’ by Nadine Champion

This week we have an inspirational giveaway for you in the form of three copies of 10 Seconds of Courage by Nadine Champion. The book’s mission is to help you “recognise and embrace those life-changing moments”... This is, quite simply, a book for anyone who has ever been... read more

Q&A: Where does ‘dime a dozen’ come from?

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, the idioms are... read more