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COMP CLOSED: ‘Julia Morris Makes it Easy’

Hilariously half-baked life advice from yet another deluded celebrity… This week’s giveaway book is Julia Morris Makes it Easy from (you guessed it) Julia Morris – one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated performers. First appearing on Aussie TV singing on New Faces at age 17, Julia has seamlessly moved

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

Enter the 29-word story challenge

Do you know that feeling when you discover a layer of dust on furniture or items you haven’t used for some time? That thin film of grime that softly, silently settles when you aren’t looking? Well, it can happen to our creativity too – so let’s shake off the dust…

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Furious Fiction April 2021 winner and shortlist

Every month a long queue of writers from all over the map throw their narrative hats into this three-ringed circus we call Furious Fiction, crossing their fingers, dropping their heads in prayer and hoping to get lucky. These were the April criteria: Your story must begin in some kind of

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

The 2021 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers is now open

Entries have now opened for the 2021 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers. This competition is in its seventh year and invites submissions from unpublished writers in adult narrative non-fiction and adult fiction. The prize is in memory of Hachette Australia’s CEO, Matt Richell, who died suddenly in 2014. 

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: WIN Anthony Bourdain’s ‘World Travel’

This week’s giveaway book is the newly released celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important food writers of all time – the inimitable Anthony Bourdain. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide is the name of the book – compiled by the late Bourdain and his longtime

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

Entries now open for The Banjo Prize 2021

Is this your chance to be published by HarperCollins Publishers Australia?  The Banjo Prize was launched in 2018 and its mission is to find “Australia’s next great storyteller”. The prize is named after Australia’s first bestselling author Banjo Patterson. According to the press release: “The Banjo Prize is offered annually

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Ripping Tree’ by Nikki Gemmell

An illustrious family. A beautiful home. A shipwrecked young woman left on its doorstep. Don’t think they’re going to save her… This week’s giveaway book (with a great cover) is the new novel from bestselling author Nikki Gemmell. The Ripping Tree is described as “an intense, sharp shiver of a

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Chase’ by Candice Fox

It’s giveaway time and this week it’s an AWC favourite – Candice Fox with her latest book, The Chase. As well as being a New York Times bestselling thriller writer, Candice is also our favourite because she has her own online course on our shelves, Anatomy of a Crime: How

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

Furious Fiction March 2021 winner and shortlist

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – but this month we were fine with just 500 as we introduced only the fourth picture prompt in Furious Fiction history. These were the complete criteria for March: Each story had to include the pictured setting (above) at some point.

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED ‘Dear Mum’ from Samuel Johnson

This week, our giveaway book is Dear Mum – an honest, moving and emotionally memorable collection of letters from the team who brought you the bestselling Dear Santa, Dear Dad and Heroes Next Door. As the title hints at, the book features letters to their mothers from some of Australia’s

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards now open

Do you write history? Good news. The NSW Premier’s History Awards for 2021 are now open!  According to the media release, there is a total of $75,000 in prize money in the following five categories: Australian History Prize ($15,000) General History Prize ($15,000) New South Wales Community and Regional History

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: ‘The Tour’ by Andrew Mackie

This week, we have three copies of The Tour up for grabs – the debut novel from Transmission Films distributor and producer, Andrew Mackie. The Age says, ‘The Tour is good fun – a gossipy, behind-the-scenes romp featuring vivid dialogue and characters, set in a bygone Australia.’ We’re intrigued! Here’s

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Space Hopper’ by Helen Fisher

This week, we’re excited to be giving away Space Hopper – the debut novel from UK author Helen Fisher and a book that legendary author Marian Keyes describes as “an unusual intriguing novel… the first in ages that actually *interested* me”. So, what’s got Marian all excited? Why has it

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Grants and prizes
Australian Writers' Centre Team

The Australian Book Industry Awards 2021 longlist announced

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) longlist for 2021 has been released, ahead of the shortlist announcement in April. Regular listeners of the So you want to be a writer podcast will recognise many of the names on the list, as the authors have featured as our Writers in Residence,

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Australian Writers' Centre Team

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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Australian Writers' Centre Team

Furious Fiction February 2021 winner and shortlist

It was a happy third birthday to Furious Fiction this month (be sure to check out our “stories behind the stories” collection) and to celebrate turning three, every story had to begin with the word THREE. That wasn’t all though: Each story had to be set in a SCHOOL. Each

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