Category: Competitions

Win our 12-book summer reading pack!

It’s the 12th month of the year, so what better way to celebrate summer than with a 12-book pack giveaway! That’s right folks – one lucky winner will be starting 2019 with a big enough stack of bookish delights that they could easily turn it into a bedside... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win a 2019 Australian Literary Diary

We’re excited to be giving away three copies of the inaugural Australian Literary Diary – the ideal organisation tool for readers, writers and book lovers. It is a week to a page planner packed with the good stuff – the major and regional Australian literary festivals, the cute book town festivals... read more

2019 Newcastle Short Story Award now open

Entries for the 2019 Newcastle Short Story Award are now open! This award boasts over $6000 in prizes with the winner taking away a sweet $3000. So, what do you have to do? Well, the award is open to people 18 years and over and all you have to do... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win a backstage pass to new book ‘Roadies’

This week, we have three copies to be won of Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock 'n' Roll by Stuart Coupe – an author, music commentator, publicist and radio broadcaster who has been involved with music all his life. Amongst the books Coupe has written, edited or collaborated on are... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win ‘Believe Me’ by JP Delaney

This week, thanks to our friends at Hachette, we’re giving away three copies of Believe Me – the sensational new psychological thriller from JP Delaney, internationally bestselling author of The Girl Before. Claire Wright likes to play other people. A British drama student, in New York without a green card... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN double passes to ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

This week, we have 10 double passes to the new movie The Old Man & the Gun – starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, opening in cinemas nationwide on 15 November 2018. Inspired by a true story, The Old Man & the Gun follows Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career robber from... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win ‘Rocky Road’ – the Darrell Lea story

This week we have three copies of Rocky Road: The Incredible True Story of the Fractured Family Behind the Darrell Lea Chocolate Empire, by Robert Wainwright to give away. It’s a marvellously strange but true story of the family behind Australia’s most well-known confectionery company. In the... read more

COMP CLOSED: 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