Category: Competitions

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

WIN “Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables: On the Lookout”

This week we have THREE copies of the fantastic children's book Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables: On the Lookout by Tim Harris and illustrated by James Hart to give away. Yes, Australia's favourite teacher is back – but has Mr Bambuckle met his greatest challenge yet? Vex is gone! We... 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If you have an unpublished manuscript then you need to read on...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KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship, which offers a week-long fellowship for the shortlisted writers in the 2019 Unpublished Manuscript Award.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

COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Baby’ by Annaleese Jochems

This week we have FIVE copies of Baby by New Zealand writer Annaleese Jochems to give away. This sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction has been described by Eleanor Catton as, "Heavenly Creatures for a new generation... read more

Exciting new $20,000 short film competition

The State Library of NSW has announced the launch of its inaugural short film prize Shortstacks, which is open to established, emerging and first-time filmmakers of all ages. But there’s a catch ... each short film entered must reference one or more items pre-selected from the State Library... read more

Furious Fiction January 2019 winner and shortlist

A new year and a NEW Furious Fiction challenge – with January seeing a record number of almost 1000 entrants (something about those New Year’s goals) battling it out for story supremacy. A reminder of the criteria that we asked for this month: Each story’s first word had to... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win ‘Death on the Derwent’ by Robin Bowles

This week we're giving away FIVE copies of  Death on the Derwent by bestselling true crime author, Robin Bowles. When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht on the night of 26 January 2009, he left behind his pipe and tobacco – something that his partner Sue Neill-Fraser knew he... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win ‘Three Little Lies’ from Laura Marshall

Our giveaway book this week is sensational psychological thriller Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall – the author of 2017’s bestselling Friend Request. When Sasha North comes into Ellen's life, Ellen falls under her spell. But she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their bohemian lifestyle. Not... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win David Astle’s ‘Rewording the Brain’

Our giveaway book this week is Rewording the Brain – by master wordsmith and crossword guru David Astle. In it, he shows how cryptic crosswords can boost your brain power and improve your memory and cognitive capacity. Recent studies have shown that puzzle-solving and wordplay are among the most effective... read more

COMP CLOSED: Pop Bing – win ‘Words That Go Ping’!

Happy 2019! We hope that you had a whizz-bang festive season and that you’re ready to smash, crash and KERBLAM your way into your best year yet. And if that hasn’t got your “onomatopoeia” instincts piqued, then maybe this week’s book giveaway will. It’s called... read more

Short story competitions to enter in 2019

New year, new story! It’s time to dust off those short story ideas and enter some competitions in 2019. These opportunities are a great way to stretch your writing muscles and hone your craft. And who knows – you could win some cash for your words. If you’re looking... read more

The 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award is now open

Now in its third year, The Woollahra Digital Literary Award is a national literary award supporting innovation in Australian literature and publishing, encouraging writers producing work in a digital medium. From the Woollahra Municipal Council website: The award seeks submissions of a literary nature that are digitally born – published online... read more

COMP CLOSED: 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