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COMP CLOSED: Win new memoir “A Letter from Paris”

This week we’re giving away three copies of a new book A Letter from Paris by Louisa Deasey. Louisa is a Melbourne-based writer who has been published widely in publications such as Overland, Vogue, The Australian, and The Saturday Age. Her first memoir, Love and Other U-Turns, was nominated for

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COMP CLOSED: Win this family movie pass

This week we have 5 family passes to new movie The House with a Clock in its Walls – in cinemas 20 September 2018 and starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. Based on the book with the same quirky title, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a film

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COMP CLOSED: Win our ‘Crazy Rich’ giveaway!

With the new movie Crazy Rich Asians making such a huge splash around the world, we thought we’d give away copies of the book that started it all – Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same name! Originally published in 2013, Crazy Rich Asians was Kwan’s outrageously funny debut novel.

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Win $5000 in the 2018 ELLE magazine short story competition

The ELLE writing competition is back!   This is your chance to write a short story, get published AND win $5000. From the ELLE Website: “For this year’s ELLE Writing Competition, in association with Hachette Australia, we’re looking for modern, contemporary voices telling stories that are engaging and subversive. We

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Want to be mentored by some of the biggest names in US television?

Then you must apply for the MENTOR LA program which has just opened its doors to applicants. From the MENTOR LA program Media Release: “MENTOR LA is a bespoke career development program which matches four mid-level professionals working in the Australian screen industry with US mentors to meet online quarterly,

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COMP CLOSED: What makes you unique?

This week, to celebrate Father’s Day here in Australia, we’re giving away three copies of Best Foot Forward – the new memoir from Adam Hills. It’s a lesson in following your heart, being positive and discovering that what makes you different also makes you unique. Adam Hills was a quiet

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Furious Fiction August 2018 winner and shortlist

It’s time to announce the winning story and shortlist for August’s Furious Fiction! We received a record number of entries this month, and each story simply had to include the following three sentences: The door was locked. She laughed. It felt familiar. A reminder that all stories are judged “blind”

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COMP CLOSED: WIN double passes to “Book Club”

This week we have 10 double passes to new movie Book Club – in cinemas 23 August 2018 and starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. As the film’s title suggests, it’s about a book club – this one comprising four women. Diane Keaton plays Diane – recently

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COMP CLOSED: What would you call YOUR biography?

Why has no one heard of Edna Cranmer? When a young woman is hired to write the life of unknown artist Edna Cranmer from Geelong, she thinks it will be just another quick commission paid for by a rich, grieving family obsessed with their own history. She is wrong… This

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

The 2018 Fair Australia Prize is now open

The Fair Australia Prize is now open and the prize pool is fabulous, but you must enter soon as the competition closes on Monday 13 August 2018. Presented by Overland magazine, the prize is supported by the National Union of Workers (NUW), the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), the National

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COMP CLOSED: Do YOU prefer SILVER or GOLD?

This week, we have three copies of new book Spinning Silver to give away. The book is a new take on the classic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin, from Naomi Novik, the author of the award-winning Uprooted. We meet Miryem, the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders. However, her father is not a very

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COMP CLOSED: Happily Never After

This week we have three copies of the just-released memoir Happily Never After to give away – by award-winning Australian journalist Jill Stark. Following the release of her first book, High Sobriety, in 2013, Jill was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist and columnist

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

Furious Fiction July 2018 winner and shortlist

It’s time to announce the winning story and shortlist for July’s Furious Fiction! We received more than 700 entries, all working off the following criteria: The first sentence had to contain a question. Each story had to contain the words JAM, JACKPOT and JUNGLE (or an applicable “s”, “ing” or

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: Caption this desert scene and WIN

This week, we’re giving away THREE copies of Pamela Hart’s brand new historical novel, The Desert Nurse. Pamela Hart’s previous book was The War Bride, and she is none other than AWC’s very own presenter, Pamela Freeman – a prolific award-winning Australian author with almost 40 books to her name!

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COMP CLOSED: Describe this image in ONE word

This week we’re showcasing THREE BOOKS – all featuring writing from three of our world-class AWC presenters, Natasha Lester, Kate Forsyth and Patti Miller. You can win all three.             The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester crosses two timelines to tell the story of Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette, who

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The 2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize is OPEN

Do you love writing poetry with environmental themes? Then The 2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize is a must for you! This prize is in honour of environmentalist and poet Venie Holmgren. Venie began writing poetry in her late 50’s and published her first anthology, The Sun Collection for the Planet in

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COMP CLOSED: Caption this scene and WIN

This week, we’re giving away THREE copies of Penelope Janu’s brand new rural romance, On the Right Track from HarperCollins Publishers. Penelope is an award-winning AWC alumnus, and you can find out more about her path to getting published right here on our blog. Here’s a synopsis of the book:

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

The short long list of YOUR 21-word stories

To celebrate the recent Shortest Day of the Year (21 June 2018), we asked you to write us a story in 21 words or fewer. It simply had to contain the words “short” and “day” in it. On the day, we received nearly one thousand stories! What follows is a

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