Category: Australian Writers Centre competitions

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

COMPETITION: WIN this “60 Minutes” memoir!

This week, we have a copy of Nicholas Lee's memoir All This in 60 Minutes to give away. Nicholas worked for Channel 9 as a 60 Minutes cameraman for three decades, before retiring in 2012 and this is his own "gossipy and humorous" take on being a fly on... read more


This week’s competition prize is a killer set of books. No, really – we’re talking zombie graphic novels. But not just ANY graphic novel. This set of two books – Undad Volume 1 and Undad Volume 2 by Shane W. Smith – was shortlisted in the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards for... read more

COMPETITION: WIN literary prints!

This week you can win three limited edition literary prints – from Perth-based Hanaé Meyer of Sponthanaeity. Hanaé is a writer and artist, and combines the two disciplines in new and unusual ways. Painstaking in detail, there is nothing spontaneous about her pieces! These three artworks depict the popular retro... read more

Top 10: Crime and thriller competition winners and notables

Last month, in celebration of our Crime and Thriller month, we asked you all to submit a story in 149 words or fewer. The rules were to introduce us to a character of your creation. The story had to feature your character having committed a crime (any crime, big or... read more