Category: Competitions and Opportunities

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Winners announced for 2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

The winners for the State Library of NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for 2022 have been announced, with a total of $295,000 awarded across 12 prizes. Congratulations to all of the category winners! According to the press release: NSW Premier The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP said: “The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

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WIN ‘Idol’ by Louise O’Neill

‘Follow your heart and speak your truth…’ This week’s giveaway book is from a standout voice in fiction, Louise O’Neill – author of Asking For It and After the Silence. Her latest is Idol, a riveting, compulsive and bold novel that asks how well we can ever really know those

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Winner of the 2022 The Australian / Vogel Award Nell Pierce
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The winner of ‘The Australian’/ Vogel Award for 2022 announced

The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of the most prestigious awards in Australia for an unpublished manuscript. Congratulations to Melbourne-based author Nell Pierce who won The Australian/Vogel Award for 2022 for her novel, A Place Near Eden. From the press release: “Award-winner Nell Pierce was raised in Canberra where she

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Book Lovers’ by Emily Henry

This week’s giveaway Book Lovers – a new chemistry-filled ‘rivals to lovers’ rom-com set over one sizzling August from New York Times #1 bestselling author Emily Henry. We have three copies to be won. Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is

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Short story competitions to enter in 2022

Is 2022 the year you share your short stories with the world? There are plenty of competitions and writing opportunities for you to challenge your creativity and get your work out there – with the chance to win some great prizes. Don’t know where to find these great opportunities? Well,

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘We Run Tomorrow’ by Nat Amoore

You can run from your past, but the future is tomorrow . . . This week’s book giveaway is We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore – bestselling children’s author and co-creator of AWC course, Presenting to Kids. In this book, Nat joins forces with acclaimed graphic novelist Mike Barry for

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Seeking Wisdom’ by Julia Cameron

This week’s giveaway is “a deeply personal guide to creative recovery”, from the internationally bestselling ‘queen of change’ Julia Cameron – author of The Artist’s Way. Her new book is called Seeking Wisdom – a deeply personal account of pain, healing and growth – and we have three copies to

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Manuscript awards to enter in 2022

Congratulations, you’ve completed your manuscript and polished it till it sparkles. Are you ready to set it free out into the world?  There are a few avenues you can take – no, no, don’t put it away in that bottom drawer again! Why not enter your manuscript for an award?

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Furious Fiction March 2022 winner and shortlist

The first Furious Fiction challenge for the year landed in March, and it was the talk of the town – to miss it would surely be a crime. Here were the criteria: Each story had to include a character that commits a crime. Each story had to include some kind

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘True Friends’ by Patti Miller

This week’s giveaway book is by Australia’s memoir expert (and presenter of AWC’s Life Writing course), Patti Miller. The book is True Friends – a revealing and relatable memoir about the making and unmaking of friendships. We have three copies to be won. “It’s hard to know exactly when the

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Congrats to our Aurealis Award 2021 finalists

Excuse us while we stand over here and toot our own horns – BUT we are so proud to announce that two of our creative writing presenters have been named as finalists for the 2021 Aurealis Awards!  J.S. Breukelaar’s novel The Bridge, published by Meerkat Press, is in the running

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

The Banjo Prize 2022 is now open for submissions

The Banjo Prize 2022 is currently open for submissions for novel-length manuscripts. Run by major publisher HarperCollins, and now in its fifth year, the prestigious prize is looking for Australia’s next great storyteller. “We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into,” the publisher says on its website about

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Win Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Booth’ by Karen Joy Fowler

Charmers, liars, drinkers and dreamers, they will change history forever… This week’s giveaway book comes from Karen Joy Fowler – the Booker-shortlisted million-copy bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Her new novel is Booth – an epic story about the infamous, ill-fated Booth family. Junius is the

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Congratulations to the AWC alumni shortlisted for the CBCA 2022 Book of the Year

Congratulations to all the wonderful authors, illustrators and publishers who have made it onto the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s (CBCA) shortlisted books for 2022. We’re particularly chuffed for the talented graduates from our Writing Picture Books course – children’s authors Vikki Conley, Sandhya Parappukkaran and author/illustrator Freda Chiu –

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The Plant Hunter by TL Mogford
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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Plant Hunter’ by T.L. Mogford

‘A great adventure. Dripping with atmosphere and exotic life’ – WILLIAM BOYD This week’s giveaway book is The Plant Hunter by T.L. Mogford – set across two continents in Victorian times. We have three copies to be won. Here is the synopsis: 1867: Harry Compton is as far from a plant

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Win Impossible by Sarah Lotz
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COM CLOSED: WIN ‘Impossible’ by Sarah Lotz

This week’s giveaway book is the newly-released and irresistibly titled Impossible, from Sarah Lotz. This is a book with “the IMPOSSIBLE twist” – and we have three copies to be won. We’ll let the synopsis take it from here: Meet Nick: Failed writer. Failed husband. Dog owner. Meet Bee: Serial

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COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘56 Days’ by Catherine Ryan Howard

No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead… With crime fiction continuing to dominate the bestseller charts year after year, this week’s giveaway pick is sure to be a popular one. The book is the “brilliantly claustrophobic and twisty turny thriller” 56 Days by Catherine

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