Category: Competitions

WIN double passes to ‘Beautiful Boy’

This week, thanks once again to our friends at Transmission Films, we have 10 double passes to new movie Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carrell and Timothée Chalamet. It opens in cinemas nationwide on 25 October 2018. Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family's unwavering love... read more

Our 30 favourite 30-word stories

Creative challenges are a great way to unblock your imagination and just switch gears to help focus on other tasks. So that’s why we recently decided to give you a simple enough one – to use the image above as your prompt to write a story containing no more than... read more

30-word story challenge

Completing regular creative challenges is a brilliant way to unblock your brain and get your imagination firing. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we started our Furious Fiction earlier this year. So today we thought we’d have some more fun. See that comic book image above? We... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win this AWC success pack!

This week, we’re celebrating two recently published projects by graduates of AWC, by giving away THREE sets of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell and Hotels with Cats travel directory by Ashleigh Mills. THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE Joanna Nell's life-affirming... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win Liane Moriarty’s new book

This week, we’re excited to be giving away three copies of a new book by Australian author Liane Moriarty. The book is called Nine Perfect Strangers. Of course, Moriarty is no stranger to international acclaim, with her hit novel Big Little Lies being successfully adapted into one of the... read more

Two 2019 Australian Book Review competitions are now open!

The 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and Calibre Essay Prize from the Australian Book Review are now open. With $16,000 worth of prizes up for grabs from these two competitions, it’s worth checking out the details below. Peter Porter Poetry Prize – $8500 The Porter Prize is one of... read more

Win $20,000 in the Penguin Literary Prize for 2018

Penguin Random House Australia is delighted to announce that the Penguin Literary Prize for 2018 is now open for submissions. From the Penguin website: "Established in 2017 in conjunction with Leading Edge Books, the Prize offers aspiring authors the opportunity to get their work into the hands of booksellers and... read more

COMP CLOSED Win new book ‘Amazing Australian Women’

This week, thanks to Hachette, we’re giving away three copies of new book Amazing Australian Women by Pamela Freeman and illustrated by Sophie Beer. This isn’t some weighty wordy textbook – not at all! It’s a bright and colourful look at 12 incredible Australian women who helped shape... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win new memoir “A Letter from Paris”

This week we’re giving away three copies of a new book A Letter from Paris by Louisa Deasey. Louisa is a Melbourne-based writer who has been published widely in publications such as Overland, Vogue, The Australian, and The Saturday Age. Her first memoir, Love and Other U-Turns... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win this family movie pass

This week we have 5 family passes to new movie The House with a Clock in its Walls – in cinemas 20 September 2018 and starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. Based on the book with the same quirky title, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a film... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win our ‘Crazy Rich’ giveaway!

With the new movie Crazy Rich Asians making such a huge splash around the world, we thought we’d give away copies of the book that started it all – Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same name! Originally published in 2013, Crazy Rich Asians was Kwan’s outrageously funny... read more

Win $5000 in the 2018 ELLE magazine short story competition

The ELLE writing competition is back!   This is your chance to write a short story, get published AND win $5000. From the ELLE Website: “For this year's ELLE Writing Competition, in association with Hachette Australia, we're looking for modern, contemporary voices telling stories that are engaging and subversive... read more

COMP CLOSED: What makes you unique?

This week, to celebrate Father’s Day here in Australia, we’re giving away three copies of Best Foot Forward – the new memoir from Adam Hills. It’s a lesson in following your heart, being positive and discovering that what makes you different also makes you unique. Adam Hills was... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN double passes to “Book Club”

This week we have 10 double passes to new movie Book Club – in cinemas 23 August 2018 and starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. As the film’s title suggests, it’s about a book club – this one comprising four women. Diane Keaton plays Diane – recently... read more

COMP CLOSED: What would you call YOUR biography?

Why has no one heard of Edna Cranmer? When a young woman is hired to write the life of unknown artist Edna Cranmer from Geelong, she thinks it will be just another quick commission paid for by a rich, grieving family obsessed with their own history. She is wrong... This... read more


This week, we have three copies of new book Spinning Silver to give away. The book is a new take on the classic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin, from Naomi Novik, the author of the award-winning Uprooted. We meet Miryem, the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders. However, her father is not a... read more

COMP CLOSED: Happily Never After

This week we have three copies of the just-released memoir Happily Never After to give away – by award-winning Australian journalist Jill Stark. Following the release of her first book, High Sobriety, in 2013, Jill was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist and... read more

COMP CLOSED: Caption this desert scene and WIN

This week, we’re giving away THREE copies of Pamela Hart’s brand new historical novel, The Desert Nurse. Pamela Hart’s previous book was The War Bride, and she is none other than AWC’s very own presenter, Pamela Freeman – a prolific award-winning Australian author with almost 40... read more