Category: Competitions

Two competitions for emerging writers

Breaking into the world of publication can be tough for emerging writers. One excellent way to get a foot in the door is to enter competitions. The Australasian Association of Writing Programs has two great competitions now open to emerging writers. Who is an “emerging writer?”  For these competitions, according... read more

Caption comp – WIN a five-book Mother’s Day pack

This week and next we’ll be giving you the opportunity to win FIVE BOOKS that you can keep for yourself or give to your mum in time for Mother’s Day on 13 May 2018. Either way, they’re going to be the welcome addition to someone’s bookshelf... read more

COMP CLOSED – WIN film double passes

This week, thanks to StudioCanal we have 10 double passes to new film The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, opening nationwide on 19 April 2018. Based on Mary Ann Shaffer’s internationally bestselling novel of the same name, the film stars Lily James (Downton Abbey, Cinderella) as Juliet... read more

2018 Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Here's a novel idea for a writing competition— you're given the opening and closing lines from one of three classic works and you write the rest! Hence the name the Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition. From the Literary Taxidermy Website: The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open... read more

2018 Grieve Writing Competition is OPEN

Grief and loss are powerful emotions, be it the loss of a job, a loved one, a pet. The Grieve Writing Competition, organised by the Hunter Writers Centre, is open to all explorations of grief and accepts stories and poems on any topic related to loss. From the Hunter Writers... read more

COMP CLOSED: Write a caption and WIN a copy of “The Lebs”

This week, we’re giving away three copies of  The Lebs  – a confronting new novel from The Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelist winner, Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Leb is of course short for ‘Lebanese’ and this story follows Bani Adam – who thinks his school, Punchbowl Boys, is the arse... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Scandal in Bohemia’

This week, we’re giving away a copy of fascinating new true crime biography A Scandal in Bohemia – The Life and Death of Mollie Bean by Gideon Haigh. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, Mollie Bean was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse within Melbourne’s bohemian salons in the early... read more

COMP CLOSED – WIN 10 x Dendy Direct $20 vouchers

This week, 10 lucky winners of our caption competition will each win a $20 voucher to use on Dendy Direct – where you can stream new release films like Loving Vincent, Murder on the Orient Express and The Killing of a Sacred Deer all from the comfort of your own lounge... read more

COMP CLOSED: Children’s book ‘Quark’s Academy’!

This week, we’re delighted to be giving away a book by one of our very own alumni. It’s called Quark's Academy and it is written by children's author (and AWC graduate!) Catherine Pelosi. We have three copies to give away. (You can find out more about... read more

COMP CLOSED: ‘Australia’s Greatest Surf Photographers’

We have a gnarly treat for photography (and surfing) lovers this week – a gorgeous book featuring the winners and finalists of the Nikon/Surfing Australia Surf Photo of the Year Award from 2013 to 2017. The book is The Best of the Best: Australia's Greatest Surf Photographers – and we... read more

COMP CLOSED: ‘The Vanity Fair Diaries’

This week, we’re giving away three copies of Tina Brown’s “tell all” memoir, The Vanity Fair Diaries 1983-1992 – covering her eight years as editor and chief of… you guessed it… Vanity Fair magazine. These “sizzling” diaries paint a riveting portrait of the flash, dash and follies of... read more

Short story challenge: January 2018

As we roll on through your writing summer (apologies to those reading this in freezing northern hemisphere conditions) we thought we’d give you a helping hand – to help flex your writing muscles and kick off 2018. It’s a short story challenge (because we know how much you love... read more

COMP CLOSED: Double passes to ‘The Post’

This week, thanks to Entertainment One, we have 10 double passes to The Post – in cinemas from 11 January 2018. This one already has some heavy awards buzz about it (it was nominated for six Golden Globes) – but that’s always likely to happen when you have Steven Spielberg directing... read more