Category: Competitions and Opportunities

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Win TWO new books by Sue Whiting

This week, we’re offering three x 2-book packs containing AWC presenter Sue Whiting’s latest books for younger readers – middle grade story, The Book of Chance, and picture book, Good Question. The Book of Chance: Chance is in Year 7 and thinks she has it all – a loving mother, dog

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COMP CLOSED ‘Ribbit Rabbit Robot’ by Victoria Mackinlay

“This lamp is enchanted and I am the genie… I’ll grant all your wishes but DON’T be a meanie …” This week, you have the chance to win a wonderful new picture book from AWC alumna Victoria Mackinlay. The book is Ribbit Rabbit Robot – illustrated by Sofya Karmazina. Victoria

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12 Manuscript Awards to enter in 2020

We hope you’ve stocked up on paper – printing paper that is – because it is time to get those manuscripts ready for submission. We’ve collated a list of 2020 manuscript awards for writers like yourself to enter and share your stories.  Is your manuscript still a work-in-progress and you

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COMP CLOSED: ‘The Love that Remains’ by Susan Francis

“How could I write about the importance of truth and not tell the whole truth myself?” This week’s book giveaway is a memoir from Australian author and AWC alumna Susan Francis. Titled The Love That Remains, it’s an extraordinary tale about secrets, life’s shocking twists and unconditional love. After 20

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Furious Fiction March 2020 winner and shortlist

It’s been quite a month for the planet, but Furious Fiction judging stops for no pandemic (although each entry did have to be judged two metres apart). It’s hard to believe it was only two and a half weeks ago (feels much longer, right?) that we received a bumper 1200

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COMP CLOSED: ‘The Banksia Bay Beach Shack’ by Sandie Docker

“A year is a long time in the memory of a small town. Stories get twisted, truths become warped, history is rewritten…” This week we have three copies to be won of Australian author and AWC alumni Sandie Docker’s latest novel – The Banksia Bay Beach Shack. Sandie previously wrote

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COMP CLOSED ‘The Mothers’ by Genevieve Gannon

“Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice.” This week’s book giveaway is The Mothers – a new novel from Australian journalist and author, Genevieve Gannon. It explores a harrowing question: What if the baby you gave birth to belonged to someone else? Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties

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Picture book writing competition now open

Attention picture book writers. If you have an original picture book manuscript burning a hole in your proverbial drafts’ drawer, now’s the time to pick it up and dust it off.  The 2020 Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition is now open and is offering some sweet prizes. First prize

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Short story competitions to enter in 2020

Love the thrill (and deadline!) of entering writing competitions? So do we. They can be great for boosting your right brain along with your productivity. We’ve compiled some awesome opportunities for writers in 2020 so you can explore your imagination, refine your techniques and – who knows, maybe win some

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Furious Fiction February 2020 winner and shortlist

Furious Fiction celebrated its second birthday this month with just a quiet gathering of more than 1200 of its closest friends. That’s right, it was the second largest turnout ever, and these were the criteria on the table: Each story had to include a GUARD of some kind. Each story

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COMP CLOSED ‘Mrs Groff’s Mischievous Book of Motherhood Management’

This week’s giveaway book is from multi award-winning Australian novelist, columnist and non-fiction writer Maggie Groff, bestselling author of Mothers Behaving Badly. Her latest book is Mrs Groff’s Mischievous Book of Motherhood Management. You can fool all of the children some of the time, and some of the children all

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COMP CLOSED ‘Death of a Typographer’ by Nick Gadd

This week’s giveaway book is Death of a Typographer – Australian writer Nick Gadd’s second novel. Here’s a quick synopsis: In the book, we meet Martin Kern, who has a special sensitivity to fonts – a skill that he uses to solve typographical crimes. When a local printer is found

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COMP CLOSED ‘Platform Seven’ by Louise Doughty

“Two deaths on Platform Seven. Two fatalities in eighteen months – surely they’re connected?…” This week’s giveaway is a powerful new thriller from bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty. The novel is called Platform Seven and it goes a little something like this… Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough

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12 things we’ve learnt from judging Furious Fiction

Furious Fiction has been going for two years now and that’s a lot of challenges under our proverbial belt! We love dishing up a new set of criteria each month, and as a result, a wide variety of stories have stood on the podium. On closer inspection however, there are

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COMP CLOSED ‘Cross My Heart’ by Pamela Cook

“When a promise kept means a life is broken …” This week’s giveaway is from Australian fiction author Pamela Cook – writer of Black Wattle Lake, Essie’s Way, Close to Home and The Crossroads. We interviewed her recently in episode 315 of our podcast, and her latest novel is Cross

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Furphy short story competition opens 1 February 2020

Furphy might be better known in Australia as a beer.  However, the company is hosting a competition for short stories with a prize of $15,000! According to the Furphy Story website: Everyone can write at least one good story. That was the belief of J. F. Archibald, the editor and

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Award for digitally published work now open

Do you have digitally published works? Then we have a prize for you!  The Woollahra Digital Literary Award celebrates works originally published in a digital format – e.g. epub, online articles etc. And, it’s in its fourth year and going strong. There are guidelines for eligible work (it can’t just

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COMP CLOSED ‘Finding Chika’ by Mitch Albom

This week’s giveaway is number one bestselling author Mitch Albom’s new book, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family. Mitch is most known for the international sensation Tuesdays with Morrie. This is his first work of nonfiction in 10 years and his most personal

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