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Furious Fiction November 2020 winner and shortlist

It’s been a weird year for travel. And so in this month’s Furious Fiction, we thought we’d do our bit for the fiction accommodation industry (you’re welcome) by asking everyone to set their 500-words-or-fewer stories in a hotel. Naturally, that wasn’t the only slice of the criteria cake. Here were

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WIN ‘The Charleston Scandal’ by Pamela Hart

If you loved Netflix’s The Crown (including the just-released new season), then you’ll love Pamela Hart’s latest historical novel – The Charleston Scandal – an exuberant story of a young Australian actress caught up in the excesses, royal intrigues and class divide of Jazz Age London; losing her way but

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Enter the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript

Do you have an unpublished manuscript kicking around that you’re hoping to get published? The 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript is now open.  The winner will be offered a publishing contract with UWA Press PLUS a $10,000 cash prize from the Copyright Agency. What kinds of entries

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COMP CLOSED ‘Word for Today’ by Roly Sussex

For over two decades, linguist Roly Sussex has documented the nature and evolution of the English Language on his popular weekly ABC Radio program ‘Word for Today’. And now he’s collected the best ones into book form for the very first time. We have three copies of Word for Today

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Enter the ‘Kill Your Darlings’ New Critic Award 2021

One of Australia’s leading arts and culture magazines Kill Your Darlings has announced their 2021 KYD New Critic Award. Entries are open to critics working in all fields of arts and culture who can offer engaging, thoughtful and accessible cultural criticism.  From the Kill Your Darlings website: This award assists

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Australian novella competition now open

Novella competitions are rare. So rare that Seizure’s Viva la Novella has been the only stand alone novella competition for the past eight years. In 2020, the competition is focusing on regional writers. Seizure has partnered with The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies (FALS), whose mission is to strengthen regional

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COMP CLOSED ‘Life After Truth’ by Ceridwen Dovey

This week’s giveaway is Life After Truth – the just released novel from award-winning writer Ceridwen Dovey. We have three copies to be won. Here’s the synopsis: Fifteen years after graduating from Harvard, five close friends on the cusp of middle age are still pursuing an elusive happiness and wondering

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COMP CLOSED memoir ‘China Blonde’ by Nicole Webb

This week we have a memoir to be won – China Blonde by Nicole Webb – exploring the author’s eye-opening journey from Sydney to the heart of China. Nicole is an alumna of AWC and you can find out more about how she became a published author in our recent

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COMP CLOSED ‘What Cats Want’ by Dr. Yuki Hattori

This week’s giveaway is What Cats Want by Dr Yuki Hattori – Japan’s leading cat doctor, sharing EVERYTHING you need to know about feline behaviour. We have three copies to be won. Cats are so mysterious. Why do they feel the impulse to climb into tiny spaces? Why do they

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Furious Fiction October 2020 winner and shortlist

One of the great things about Furious Fiction is that for one weekend, writers all around the world are working on the same brief at the same time – and this month, they did so with a full moon out the window. Here were the criteria: Each story had to

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Windsor Diaries’ by Alathea Fitzalan Howard

This week’s giveaway is The Windsor Diaries – the never-before-seen diaries of the late Alathea Fitzalan Howard, who lived alongside the young Princess Elizabeth and Margaret at Windsor Castle during the Second World War. Alathea Fitzalan Howard was born in 1923. Had she been a boy, she would eventually have

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Little Hare Prize for Illustration now open

Unpublished and emerging illustrators, this competition is for you. Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has announced their inaugural Little Hare Prize for Illustration. This will be an annual prize from Hardie Grant with the winner receiving a publishing contract as well as full editorial support to illustrate a new story for

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COMP CLOSED new illustrated edition of ‘Quidditch through the Ages’

A school holiday treat this week, with a giveaway of the upcoming Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Emily Gravett. An essential 160-page companion to the Harry Potter series, this spectacular new full-colour edition brings together one of the world’s best loved storytellers with the

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COMP CLOSED ‘Just Like You’ by Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby fans rejoice, because this week’s giveaway is his latest book – Just Like You. We have three copies to give away from this million-copy bestselling author – a brutally funny novel about finding love when you least expect it. The person you are with is just like you:

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Win $15,000 for an essay on Australian life

The Horne Prize, a collaboration between The Saturday Paper and Aesop is now open. Do you have a burning idea for an essay on contemporary Australian life? The winner of the 2020 Horne Prize will receive a whopping $15,000. The prize is named after the late Donald Horne AO, a

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COMP CLOSED ‘Nala’s World’ by Dean Nicholson

When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn’t bargained on the lessons he’d learn from his unlikely companion. The result is this week’s giveaway – Nala’s World –

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Furious Fiction September 2020 winner and shortlist

A picture told 500 words this month as we welcomed back the infamous picture prompt to our Furious Fiction criteria club. The picture above was the image in question and the complete challenge for September went something like this: Each story had to be INSPIRED by the picture above. Each story’s

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COMP CLOSED: double passes to ‘The Translators’

As cinemas reopen across Australia, thanks to Palace Films this week we’re offering up FIVE double passes to new film The Translators. It opens in cinemas from 17 September 2020. A big hit at the recent Alliance Française French Film Festival, THE TRANSLATORS is written and directed by Régis Roinsard

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Spark Prize for narrative non-fiction now open

Do you write narrative non-fiction? Do you have an idea for a publishable book, but just need an extra boost?  Hardie Grant has just launched its inaugural Spark Prize for narrative non-fiction.  According to the Hardie Grant website, the winner will receive: $2000 prize money,  a 6-month mentorship with Hardie

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SCBWI Australian Picture Book Illustrator Awards now open

Calling all Australian illustrators – established, emerging and in between. The SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Australian Picture Book Illustrator Awards are now open. What are the awards? According to the SCBWI website: The SCBWI Australian Picture Book Illustrator Awards recognise the talent of PAL published Australian

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