Category: Competitions

WIN ‘The One’ by Kaneana May

This week we have three copies to give away of The One – a novel by AWC alumna Kaneana May. (Curious about Kaneana’s journey? You can check it out right here.) This is a sparkling debut novel where the quest for love will surprise you. In it, we meet Bonnie... read more

COMP CLOSED:’10 Seconds of Courage’ by Nadine Champion

This week we have an inspirational giveaway for you in the form of three copies of 10 Seconds of Courage by Nadine Champion. The book’s mission is to help you “recognise and embrace those life-changing moments”... This is, quite simply, a book for anyone who has ever been... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘The Library Book’ by Susan Orlean

Shhh… We have three copies of The Library Book up for grabs this week, from the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean. After moving to Los Angeles, Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of... read more

Furious Fiction May 2019 winner and shortlist

“Mayhem” was one of the words we required of storytellers in May, and combined with the mix of other criteria it was probably an appropriate description for our list of must-haves this month! That said, we had our second biggest ever response as nearly 1000 stories vied to be... read more

COMP CLOSED: ‘Getting There’ by Instagram star – Mari Andrew

This week’s giveaway is perfect for creatives who love combining words and illustrations – a chance to win one of three copies of Getting There: A Workbook for Growing Up by the widely popular Instagram star Mari Andrew (@mariandrew). From the bestselling author of Am I There Yet, and filled... read more

COMP CLOSED: ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri

This week, we have three copies of powerful new novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri to give away. Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens... read more

COMP CLOSED: ‘A Woman of No Importance’ by Sonia Purnell

This week we have THREE copies A Woman of No Importance by acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell. It tells the incredible untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the SOE and became the Gestapo's most wanted Allied spy. In 1942... read more

Furious Fiction April 2019 winner and shortlist

Writing short fiction is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. If you’ve never done anything like this before, it could have you spending most of the Furious Fiction weekend asking yourself “what’s it going to be then, eh?” And so it... read more

2019 ACU Prize for Poetry now open

Entries are now open for one of Australia's richest poetry competitions offering $18,000 in prizes. The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with the theme Solace, reflecting on Anne Frank's supposition: "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN Alexander McCall Smith’s latest book

This week we have THREE copies of The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith, author of over 80 books including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. In this latest novel, there is nothing noir about the world of Ulf Varg, a detective in the... read more

“How I fell in love with writing” part 5

All throughout this month, we’ve been sharing the wonderful stories from our community about their relationship with writing. In particular, “How did you first meet?” Today, we present our fifth and final selection – thanks again for all those who shared stories with us. We love how diverse and inspired... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN Jaclyn Moriarty’s new book!

This week we have THREE copies of bestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty's latest novel Gravity is the thing published by Pan Macmillan Australia, to give away. Abigail Sorensen has spent her life trying to unwrap the events of 1990. It was the year she started receiving random chapters from a... read more

“How I fell in love with writing” part 4

If you’ve been playing along at home, you’ll know that recently we asked our community about their relationship with writing. In particular, “How did you first meet?” We received hundreds of replies, and in the spirit of creative curiosity, we’ve been publishing our favourites every Thursday this... read more

Furious Fiction March 2019 winner and shortlist

Writing can be a lot like doing the laundry. You put a jumble of ideas and words into the machine and then--- actually, this simile isn’t doing it for us. Let’s just get to the winning Furious Fiction stories! For March’s criteria, we sent many into a... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN this fabulous mixed genre 3-book pack!

This week we have a page-turning 3-BOOK PACK TO WIN. Books guaranteed to keep you reading until late into the night. Close to Home by Alice Pung [non-fiction] Close to Home brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on topics such as migration, family, art, belonging... read more