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Competitions and Opportunities
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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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Competitions and Opportunities
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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Alumni news
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Shankari Chandran’s newest manuscript acquired by Ultimo Press

We’re thrilled to hear that Shankari Chandran has had her latest novel Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens snapped up by Ultimo Press. Shankari is one of our superstar alumnae who found publishing success with her debut novel The Barrier after the Crime and Thriller Writing course at the Australian Writers’

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Competitions and Opportunities
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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Writing news
Australian Writers' Centre Team

A calendar of Australian Writers’ Festivals for 2021

Let’s face it – 2020 was a gut punch for in-person events across Australia (and the world!). But as we slowly start to go back to whatever “normal” now means, the great news is that literary events are once more becoming places to gather in person and celebrate writers and

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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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Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Larrikin House publishes Aussie picture books with humour and heart

In the world of publishing, new houses occasionally pop up to fill a niche. One such new publisher is Larrikin House, created by James Layton after he identified a need for more Aussie picture books.  Like any traditional publishing house, Larrikin’s focus is on high-quality stories that resonate with readers.

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Competitions and Opportunities
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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Competitions and Opportunities
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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Writing news
Australian Writers' Centre Team

New writers’ festival launches on the Central Coast

Do you want to escape to the Central Coast, NSW for a writers’ festival? Maybe you already call the Central Coast home and are looking for something to do in June. The Words on the Waves Writers’ Festival is a brand new writers’ festival taking place over the June long

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Speechwriter’ by Martin McKenzie-Murray

“The ‘Black Mirror’ Australian politics has been waiting for.” – Zan Rowe This week’s giveaway book is the fiction debut of erstwhile speechwriter and Saturday Paper journalist Martin McKenzie-Murray. In The Speechwriter, he takes us on a frantic, funny, and surreal journey through the corridors of power. Here’s a quick

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Four Winds’ by Kristin Hannah

She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times… This week’s giveaway book is The Four Winds – a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author Kristin Hannah.

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AWC weekly giveaways
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Paris Affair’ with your superpower

This week’s giveaway is The Paris Affair by bestselling author of The Sunday Girl and The Strangers We Know, Pip Drysdale. It’s hot off the press this month, so if you love psychological thrillers, you might want to add this to your collection. Here’s a summary: Meet Harper Brown …

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Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

2021 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award shortlist announced

The West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYRBA) shortlist has been released and we’re delighted to see some familiar names on the list. Book of Chance by AWC presenter Sue Whiting and Four Dead Queens by graduate Astrid Scholte have both been shortlisted in the Older Readers category. According to

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Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Furious Fiction January 2021 winner and shortlist

It’s a new year and we were so eager that we hit the ground running with our first Furious Fiction challenge for 2021 on the first day of January. (Ahem, it may have also had something to do with the calendar.) A new year was dawning, so here’s what we

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Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

2021 Questions Writing Prize is now open for young writers

Calling out all young Australian writers (18 to 30 years) – the 2021 Questions Writing Prize is now open! This prize awards $2000 to the best writing submitted and is a great chance to flex your creative muscles. According to the website, the piece can be either fiction or non-fiction,

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