Category: Competitions

WIN Natasha Lester’s latest novel ‘The French Photographer’

This week we have THREE copies of The French Photographer to give away. The latest novel by author and awesome AWC presenter, Natasha Lester, was inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists and crossing a war-torn Europe... 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

“How I fell in love with writing” part 3

Last month for Valentine’s Day, 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 a new heart-warming selection of them every Thursday. Thanks to those... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win our 3-book reading pack!

This week we have a 3–book pack to win featuring some awesome Aussie authors. Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson A nail-biting thriller that turns popular true-crime such as Serial and Making A Murderer on its head, Greenlight will shock with twists and turns you’ll never see coming... read more

“How I fell in love with writing” part 2

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 are publishing a new heart-warming selection of them every Thursday. We hope it inspires and reminds you of why... read more

2019 Grieve Writing Competition now open

In honour of Grieve Awareness Month in August, the Grieve Writing Competition is now open to all Australians. With over $7000 in prizes to be won and more than 100 works published in the Grieve anthology, this is a wonderful opportunity for writers 18 years and over. From the Hunter... read more

‘How I fell in love with writing’ part 1

Let’s face it – our relationship with writing can be just like one with another human being. Most of the time you’re madly in love with each other, but there are also other occasions where you and writing go weeks without saying a word. Ultimately, it’s worth it... read more

Furious Fiction February 2019 winner and shortlist

It was a bumper birthday bonanza this month – as a record number of more than 1100 writers submitted a story in Furious Fiction. Wow! Well done to all who entered. A reminder of the criteria that we asked for this month: Each story’s first sentence had to contain EXACTLY... read more

An exciting new Copyright Agency Fellowship

If you have an unpublished manuscript then you need to read on... Kill Your Darlings is delighted to announce a partnership with Varuna in the inaugural KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship, which offers a week-long fellowship for the shortlisted writers in the 2019 Unpublished Manuscript Award. From the Kill... read more