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WIN our Young Adult fiction book pack

If you love Young Adult (YA) fiction, here’s your chance to stock up for the holidays with our 5-book pack of recent YA releases. This exciting mix of books will make the perfect Christmas gifts for young readers in your life, or you can keep them to yourself as new

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Furious Fiction November 2021 winner and shortlist

In this edition of Furious Fiction, we’ve been packing our bags. But no, we aren’t disappearing for good. These were November’s criteria: Your story must include someone PACKING A SUITCASE. Your story must include the phrase “ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM” (as dialogue or narrative). Your story must include the words

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COMP CLOSED: WIN our 5-book crime and thriller pack

With the holiday season fast approaching, here’s your chance to secure some new reading material with not one, not two, but FIVE crime and thriller novels – all released in 2021. Not only are these five books sure to keep the edge of your seat busy with their gripping narratives,

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Short story competitions to enter in 2021

A deadline and a prize – what better writing motivation is there? If your 2021 goal is to get your writing momentum fired up, flex those writing muscles or to test your writing techniques – and possibly earn some cash on the side – then short story competitions are the

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The 2022 Penguin Literary Prize is now open

Want the chance to be published with Penguin Random House and receive a $20,000 advance? Well, the 2022 Penguin Literary Prize is now open and awaiting your submission!  Launched  in 2017, the prize was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction. Every year the Penguin

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COMP CLOSED: WIN double passes to ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

This week, we’re giving you the chance to win one of 10 double passes to the new film, A Boy Called Christmas – based on the international bestseller by Matt Haig. The film is in cinemas nationwide from 25 November. Here’s a quick synopsis: The origin story of Father Christmas

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Showtime!’ by Judy Nunn

‘So, Will, are you going to come with me and my team of merry performers to the sunny climes of Australia, where the crowds are already queuing and the streets are paved with gold?’ This week we have three copies of Showtime! – Judy Nunn’s latest bestselling novel to give

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COMP CLOSED: ‘Bewilderment’ by Richard Powers

THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING, BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF ‘THE OVERSTORY’… Picked as one of the ‘Best Books of 2021′ in the Sunday Times, this week’s giveaway is the 2021 Booker-Prize-shortlisted Bewilderment by Richard Powers. We have three copies to be won – check out this quick

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Furious Fiction October 2021 winner and shortlist

Another month and another chance for entrants to flex their creative muscles with our ever-changing selection of Furious Fiction criteria. This month, we invited you to play, using the following rules: Your story’s setting: a COURT of some kind. Your story must include a character who measures something. Your story

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Blood Trail’ by Tony Park

Evil is at play in a South African game reserve… This week’s book giveaway is Blood Trail by Australian author Tony Park. Tony is the author of almost 20 African novels and this latest one promises another thrilling adventure. We have three copies to be won – here’s a quick

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Echoes of War’ by Tania Blanchard

This week we have three copies of Echoes of War by Tania Blanchard to be won. Tania is one of our amazing AWC alumni, and writes historical fiction inspired by her family history. Her first novel, The Girl from Munich, was a runaway bestseller and shortlisted for the ABIA Best

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Manuscript awards to enter in 2021

Was 2020 going to be the year you showcased your manuscript with the world but just didn’t get around to it? Given the year that was, we’ll let you off. But now it is 2021. There are some exciting opportunities for you this year, so we’ve created a list of

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AWC alumna Veronica Lando wins the HarperCollins 2021 Banjo Prize

Publishing house HarperCollins launched the Banjo Prize in 2018, as “a quest to find Australia’s next great storyteller” – inviting unpublished commercial fiction manuscripts and awarding each year’s winner with a publishing contract. Now in its fourth year, the Banjo Prize recently announced its 2021 winner. And we were SO

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Prince of the Skies’ by Antonio Iturbe

Writer. Romantic. Pilot. Hero. This week, we are giving away three copies of The Prince of the Skies by Antonio Iturbe – bestselling author of The Librarian of Auschwitz. This latest book is a captivating historical novel based on a true story – the extraordinary life and mysterious death of

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Furious Fiction September 2021 winner and shortlist

This month’s 44th edition of Furious Fiction was an up-and-down affair as we asked entrants to either plumb new depths or climb to lofty heights. These were the challenge criteria: Your story must include EITHER an attic OR a basement. Your story must include some kind of insect. Your story

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COMP CLOSED: WIN James Patterson and Candice Fox’s latest book

From the creator of the #1 bestselling WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB. Two sisters go into the family business they didn’t know they had – catching killers. Coming on the heels of their local and international success of The Inn, this week’s giveaway is an exciting new collaboration from New York Bestselling

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COMP CLOSED Bryan Brown’s ‘Sweet Jimmy’

It was a gentle knock. Agnes had been waiting for it. Hoping he would be on time. Such a lovely fella, she thought… “Come on through. Got a surprise for you,” she said. He had one for her too. Bryan Brown has been telling stories with his distinctive Australian voice

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Cat Who Saved Books’

If ever there were a guaranteed winner from the description alone, it might just be this week’s book giveaway – The Cat Who Saved Books by bestselling Japanese author Sosuke Natsukawa. Lovingly translated by Louise Heal Kawai, this is a heartwarming celebration of books, cats, and the people who love

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