Category: Competitions

WIN: Matt Haig’s “How to Stop Time”

This week’s book is an epic that spans a lifetime. Except that this particular lifetime just happens to include Shakespeare's England, jazz age Paris and surfing in Byron Bay. The book is How to Stop Time – the latest novel by bestselling author Matt Haig, and it has been... read more

10 short story competitions to enter in 2017

We’re well into the year now and your resolution to fulfil your writing dreams may have slowed under the weight of other priorities. But don’t let that goal to write slip away – instead start slow and stretch your creative muscles by entering short story competitions. Short stories are... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win your fave book on a t-shirt with Litographs!

Okay, so you know how it’s great to GET INSIDE your favourite book and hang out there? Well this week we’re giving you the opportunity to literally (litorally?) do that with a very cool prize – thanks to the folks at Litographs! “What’s a litograph?” you ask? Well... read more

25-word Short Story Challenge: Winner and top 50!

Back on the shortest day of the year, we put out a simple challenge to you – write us a 25-word story. The only rule was that it contain the words “violin” and “victory”. The rest was up to you. The one we judged our favourite would win free access... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win “A Monster Calls” book + film packs x 10!

Thanks to Entertainment One, this week we have 10 prize packs of A Monster Calls book + double film passes to give away. The Carnegie Medal-winning novel by British-American author Patrick Ness was released in 2015 and the film adaptation will be released this month on 27 July 2017... read more

Lane Cove 2017 Literary Awards are now OPEN!

The 2017 Lane Cove Literary Awards are now open. There’s a possible prize pool of over $7,000. Entries are open to Australian writers aged 16 and up. There are several prize categories and opportunities for a range of aspiring writers. So, don’t be shy! From the media... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win 2x Harry Potter book packs!

Monday 26 June 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. So, we feel it’s only right to share the Potter love this week. You’ve probably read (and re-read) the original seven books published... read more

COMP CLOSED: Short story challenge: June 2017

Wednesday 21 June 2017 marked the shortest day of the year here in the Southern Hemisphere – the winter solstice. We’re currently having four and half fewer hours of daylight than we’ll get on 22 December (the longest day). Four and a half hours! But it’s okay, because... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win Caroline Baum’s “Only: A Singular Memoir”

This week’s giveaway is Only: A Singular Memoir by Caroline Baum. Caroline is an incredibly experienced journalist and was the founding editor of Good Reading magazine. She has interviewed many of the world’s top authors and now it’s her turn. Only is a painfully honest and entertaining... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win beautiful and clever Book Maps!

We have something a little different this week for our giveaway which we just know you’re going to love. It’s from the clever UK-based design studio Dorothy and it’s a street map made up from the titles of over 600 books from the history of English... read more

Poetry and Short Story Competitions Closing In June

The Hunter Writers Centre are running two writing competitions closing in June 2017. 2017 Grieve Writing Competition First up is the 2017 Grieve Writing Competition. The Grieve Writing Competition is in honour of Grief Awareness Month (August) with a prize pool of $7,000. Applicants are encouraged to submit a... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win “Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook”

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re giving you a chance to have your cake and eat it too by winning Julie Goodwin’s gorgeous Essential Cookbook! Julie of course was the first-ever winner of MasterChef and has since become Australia’s best-loved home cook. In... read more