Category: Competitions

WIN: 10 double passes to fugitive story “Neruda”!

This week, thanks to our buddies over at Palace Films, we have 10 double passes to new film Neruda to give away. It opens in selected cinemas 25 May 2017. The film is directed by Pablo Larrain and follows real life 20th century Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who is outlawed... read more

WIN: 4x Sarah Pinborough’s thriller “Behind Her Eyes”

Released earlier this year, this bestselling thriller is in a similar vein to 2015’s runaway smash The Girl on the Train. Penned by prolific UK author Sarah Pinborough, Behind Her Eyes has been shocking people around the world since its release because of THAT twist ending. No more spoilers... read more

WIN: “Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook”

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re giving you a chance to have your cake and eat it too by winning Julie Goodwin’s gorgeous Essential Cookbook! Julie of course was the first-ever winner of MasterChef and has since become Australia’s best-loved home cook. In... read more

SHORTLIST PART 2: Your 99-word stories featured!

Last month in our weekly newsletter, we asked our readers to write us a story of no more than 99 words (not including optional title). Each story had to begin with the words “It hadn’t always been blue” and contain three other words: “clock”, “crisp” and “cuff”. Beyond this... read more

WIN 10x double film passes to “Whiteley”

Thanks to Transmission Films, this week we’re giving away 10 double passes to new Australian film, Whiteley  – about the life of Australia’s most iconic artist, Brett Whiteley. Whiteley is a visual journey into the private life and creative legacy of its namesake, told “in his own words” using... read more

SHORTLIST PART 1: Your 99-word stories featured

Recently in our weekly newsletter, we asked readers to write us a story of no more than 99 words (not including optional title). Each story had to begin with the words "It hasn't always been blue" and contain three other words: "clock", "crisp" and "cuff". Beyond this brief, it... read more

WIN 10x double film passes to “Colossal”

Thanks to Transmission Films, we have a bonus competition this week – 10 double passes to the new film out 13 April 2017 – Colossal starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. Hathaway plays a woman who discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's... read more

WIN 7 books in our Mother’s Day pack!

Hey – want to win SEVEN books for yourself or the special mum in your life? (Maybe YOU are the special mum…) Well, until 1 May, you have the chance to do precisely that, with our Mother’s Day pack giveaway! Now of course, mums come in all shapes, sizes and... read more

Little Bird Writing Contest for emerging short fiction writers

The Little Bird Writing Contest, a competition for emerging short fiction writers, is now open! First prize is $1,000 (Canadian dollars) and there are runner up prizes, a publication opportunity and more. Now in its seventh year, the Little Bird Writing Contest is hosted by The Story is a... read more

WIN A.L. Tait’s 4th Mapmaker Chronicles book!

Exciting news for our presenters lately, with book releases galore. And yet another that hit the shelves last week is book four in A.L. Tait’s popular middle-grade (ages 9-12) fantasy adventure and cartographer’s dream – The Mapmaker Chronicles: Beyond the Edge of the Map. A.L... read more

International Novel Award Open for 2017

The Bath Novel Award is open to unpublished writers from across the world. First prize is £2,000. The winner and shortlisted writers will get introductions to literary agents. Opportunities like that don’t happen every day. It’s open to novels of every genre, for adult or young adult... read more

WIN Pamela Hart’s “A Letter from Italy”

“1917, Italy. Australian journalist Rebecca Quinn is an unconventional woman. At the height of World War I, she has given up the safety of her Sydney home for the bloody battlefields of Europe, following her journalist husband to the frontline as a war correspondent in Italy.” And so reads the... read more

WIN our “Get Organised” pack!

Okay, it’s late March – time to look 2017 squarely in the eye and get organised once and for all. And to help you achieve this, we have two empowering books for you – each with a rather different approach (serious vs hilarious) on getting your bad habits under control. The... read more

Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 2017

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is back for 2017! This competition is open to women, female-identifying and non-binary writers and is hosted by Lip Magazine with the winner taking home a $1,500 cash prize and extra bonuses like a 12-month online subscription to Books + Publishing... read more

WIN “Crimson Lake” by Candice Fox!

This week we’re excited to give you the opportunity to win the latest thriller by an Australian author who’s definitely on the rise – Candice Fox. Her book Never, Never (a collaboration with none other than James Patterson) hit the top of the New York Times Best Sellers lists... read more

Create the best caption and WIN!

This week’s giveaway book is Making Sense by David Crystal – covering “the glamorous story of English grammar”. An interesting read for anyone who loves words and their origins (no Valerie Khoo, you can’t enter!). To win a copy of this book, we thought we’d ask you to... read more

WIN: Double passes to “David Stratton: A Cinematic Life”!

To celebrate the Oscars which were held this week, we thought it apt to also celebrate the father of all things cinema in Australia – David Stratton. His new film, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life will be released on 9 March 2017 and thanks to Transmission Films we have 10 double... read more

WIN: Tickets to see “Jasper Jones”!

Barely eight years young and already an Aussie classic, the book Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey has won a slew of awards since its release back in 2009. And NOW it’s been adapted into a film – starring Hugo Weaving and Toni Collette and rising stars Levi Miller and Angourie... read more

WIN: A 3-month Bookabuy subscription!

We’re giving away something different this week – thanks to our buddies at So, what is Bookabuy? It’s like a mystery book club – where you tell them your genre preferences and each month you’ll receive a new, handpicked, messaged and gift-wrapped book delivered to... read more

WIN a double pass to “Miss Sloane”!

This week, thanks to Roadshow Films, we have 10 double passes to give away to the soon-to-be-released Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Alison Pill and Jake Lacy. It tells the story of Elizabeth Sloane (played by Chastain), the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in... read more