Category: Competitions

WIN double passes to ‘The Truth’

This week, we’re offering up FIVE double passes to new film The Truth (in cinemas Boxing Day 2019) thanks to our friends at Palace Films. After the global success of the Cannes Palme d'Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda's wry and charming new dramedy The... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘The Truants’ by Kate Weinberg

“People disappear when they most want to be seen.” This week, we’re giving away three copies of The Truants – a “seductive, coming of age debut” from author Kate Weinberg. Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘Magical Maths’ by Eddie Woo

There's magic in maths - if you know where to look... This week’s giveaway is Magical Maths by Eddie Woo – a bumper book of fun with maths, stuffed with things to draw, puzzle, invent, order, unscramble, code, decode for kids aged 7+ years from Australia's best known maths... read more

Furious Fiction November 2019 winner and shortlist

This month’s Furious Fiction was quite the layer cake of evil – asking for a whole lot of things from our intrepid storytellers. These were the criteria: Each story had to include YOUR INTERPRETATION of ALL FIVE of the above emojis, in any order. Each story’s first word had... read more

12 opportunities for memoir writers

Whether you want to explore a difficult period in your life, remember a thrilling adventure, or share your personal journey, almost everybody has an interesting life story to tell. If you’re keen to try out memoir writing, or if you’ve been working on your life story for some... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘Salvation Lost’ by Peter F. Hamilton

“Fight together – or die alone…” This week’s giveaway is Salvation Lost by Peter F. Hamilton – the second book in his Salvation Sequence series. We have three copies to give away. In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change... read more

New children’s literature prize from HarperCollins

Do you write middle grade or young adult fiction? We are excited to share with you this new competition. The Matilda Literature Prize is a brand new inaugural prize from the folks at HarperCollins. The winner of this prize will receive a publishing deal and a $10,000 advance against... read more

OPEN NOW: The Penguin Literary Prize 2019

The Penguin Literary Prize 2019 is now open for submissions. Do you have an unpublished manuscript burning a hole in your proverbial drawer?  The Penguin Literary Prize value is a whopping $20,000 with the winner also receiving a book every month for a year. Plus, winners have the potential... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘The Huntress’ by Kate Quinn

In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted… This week’s book giveaway is The Huntress by Kate Quinn – author of The New York Times and USA Today bestselling 2017 novel, The Alice Network. Quinn’s latest book is a fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘In Darkness Visible’ by Tony Jones

This week’s giveaway is In Darkness Visible by Tony Jones – a second novel from the Q&A television host. Jones is already one of Australia's most admired journalists, and here he blurs the lines between fiction and political reality, creating a page-turning, intriguing and gripping thriller... read more

Furious Fiction October 2019 winner and shortlist

Furious Fiction celebrated its 21st fabulous instalment this month – and we marked the occasion by tipping out 20 of the previous winning words and asking you to pick some for your story. Plus, because it was our birthday-but-you-get-the-presents, we wanted stories set in either a... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister’ by Jung Chang

“They were the most famous sisters in China…” This week’s giveaway is Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister by Jung Chang – a new biography from the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans, Mao and Empress Dowager Cixi. This is a gripping story of sisterhood, revolution, betrayal, and three women... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood

This week we have three copies to give away of The Weekend – a brilliant new novel from acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things, Charlotte Wood. “People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt – that's what it was... read more

Furious Fiction September 2019 winner and shortlist

This month, more than 1000 writers entered Furious Fiction – mixing alchemy with creativity in the hope of stumbling upon the magic story elixir. The September criteria were varied and many: Each story had to include the name of at least ONE element from the periodic table. Each story’s first... read more

COMP CLOSED ‘TRIM: The Cartographer’s Cat’

A purrfect giveaway this week! We have THREE copies of TRIM: The Cartographer's Cat up for grabs, a delightful book by Matthew Flinders, Philippa Sandall and Gillian Dooley. Detailing the adventures of explorer Matthew Flinders' much-loved feline friend, Trim – learn about the amazing cat who accompanied Flinders on... read more