Category: Competitions

WIN our “Get Organised” pack!

Okay, it’s late March – time to look 2017 squarely in the eye and get organised once and for all. And to help you achieve this, we have two empowering books for you – each with a rather different approach (serious vs hilarious) on getting your bad habits under control. The... read more

Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 2017

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is back for 2017! This competition is open to women, female-identifying and non-binary writers and is hosted by Lip Magazine with the winner taking home a $1,500 cash prize and extra bonuses like a 12-month online subscription to Books + Publishing... read more

WIN “Crimson Lake” by Candice Fox!

This week we’re excited to give you the opportunity to win the latest thriller by an Australian author who’s definitely on the rise – Candice Fox. Her book Never, Never (a collaboration with none other than James Patterson) hit the top of the New York Times Best Sellers lists... read more

Create the best caption and WIN!

This week’s giveaway book is Making Sense by David Crystal – covering “the glamorous story of English grammar”. An interesting read for anyone who loves words and their origins (no Valerie Khoo, you can’t enter!). To win a copy of this book, we thought we’d ask you to... read more

WIN: Double passes to “David Stratton: A Cinematic Life”!

To celebrate the Oscars which were held this week, we thought it apt to also celebrate the father of all things cinema in Australia – David Stratton. His new film, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life will be released on 9 March 2017 and thanks to Transmission Films we have 10 double... read more

WIN: Tickets to see “Jasper Jones”!

Barely eight years young and already an Aussie classic, the book Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey has won a slew of awards since its release back in 2009. And NOW it’s been adapted into a film – starring Hugo Weaving and Toni Collette and rising stars Levi Miller and Angourie... read more

WIN: A 3-month Bookabuy subscription!

We’re giving away something different this week – thanks to our buddies at So, what is Bookabuy? It’s like a mystery book club – where you tell them your genre preferences and each month you’ll receive a new, handpicked, messaged and gift-wrapped book delivered to... read more

WIN a double pass to “Miss Sloane”!

This week, thanks to Roadshow Films, we have 10 double passes to give away to the soon-to-be-released Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Alison Pill and Jake Lacy. It tells the story of Elizabeth Sloane (played by Chastain), the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in... read more

WIN: It’s raining cats and dogs!

Cats and dogs may be like chalk and cheese, but they both make for great reading material. And this week, we have a four-legged treat for those who love them. This week’s winner will receive these THREE books as their prize: Incredible Dog Journeys by Laura Greaves – exactly... read more

COMPETITION: Tell the truth and WIN with Dendy Direct!

Thanks to our chums over at the TV/movie streaming service Dendy Direct, we have a bonus giveaway for you this week. One of the cool things that Dendy Direct do each month is feature a guest curator – who picks their faves to share with you. This month, Melina Marchetta... read more

WIN: “The Girl on the Train” book + DVD

To kick off the new year, we have a great prize for you – FIVE copies of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins along with the DVD of the film adaptation starring Emily Blunt. The perfect pair to add to your collection! The story centres on Rachel, struggling with... read more

COMPETITION: WIN tickets to new film – “Paterson”

It’s movie giveaway time, thanks to Madman Entertainment. They have given us FIVE double passes to the new film Paterson – in selected cinemas nationwide from 22 December 2016. Paterson features a career-best performance from Adam Driver (Girls, Frances Ha, the baddie in Star Wars Episode VII) and is... read more

The WINNER of our Surface Pro 4 competition!

Throughout November, we challenged our community to bring their creativity to the surface,  literally, with a competition that offered the ultimate prize of all – a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 valued at $2799. In fact, we’ve been sharing some great tips on how you can do that with the ultrathin... read more

COMPETITION: WIN with our 12 books of Christmas giveaway!

It's Christmas time once again, and who needs lords leaping, swans swimming or turtle doves when you can relax with a dozen new books added to your collection thanks to the Australian Writers' Centre (that's us). We've looked under the tree and found the following 12 books... read more

COMPETITION: WIN a $20 Dendy Direct gift card!

Love & Friendship, the hilarious and heart-warming new adaption of Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan, is now available to rent and own on Dendy Direct. Starring Kate Beckinsale as the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan Vernon, this is one of the finest Austen adaptations in years. Thanks to... read more

Bring your creativity to the Surface – and win your own Surface Pro 4!

Bring your creativity to the Surface! The Australian Writers’ Centre invites you to unleash your creativity in an exciting new competition running throughout November 2016. Creativity can reveal itself in many ways – whether it’s writing a compelling novel, taking a mesmerising photo or producing a piece of art. And... read more

COMPETITION: WIN this f***ing book!

If apostrophes – or more specifically, apostrophe rules – drive you crazy, this could be just the book for you. And it’s not shy in telling you exactly what kind of book it is. Written by Simon Griffin, the rather aptly titled F***ing Apostrophes (we’ve replaced letters with asterisks... read more