Category: Competitions

GIVEAWAY: Siptastic Literary Tea Co pack!

This week, we’re giving away something dear to many writers’ hearts – tea. And thanks to our friends at the Literary Tea Co, we have a special pack valued at over $100 for one lucky winner! Literary Tea Co claims to be the next best thing to having a cup... read more

COMP CLOSED: Share YOUR perfect couples!

For this week’s giveaway we have four copies of recently published suspense thriller The Perfect Couple by Lexi Landsman to be won by someone just like YOU. This is Lexi’s second novel – her first was The Ties that Bind in 2016. Let’s hear a little about this... read more

National short story competition The Hope Prize returns

The Hope Prize from the Brotherhood of St Laurence is a national short story competition that focuses on narratives of disadvantage in Australia. It’s open to Australian residents and has a total prize pool of $17,500. From the Brotherhood of St Laurence website: Australia is the proverbial ‘lucky... read more

COMP CLOSED: What was the best decision you ever made?

For this week’s giveaway we have three copies of the comprehensively revised and updated edition of the international bestselling The Decision Book by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. This stylish and compact “little black book” is like your pocket-sized go-to guide to getting things done. Whether... read more

COMP CLOSED: Describe NYC in three words!

This week, thanks to our friends at Roadshow Films, we have 10 double passes up for grabs for new film The Only Living Boy in New York – opening nationwide in select cinemas from 12 October. The film features an all-star cast including Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia... read more

COMP CLOSED: Who would paint YOUR portrait?

This week, thanks to our friends at Transmission Films, we have 10 double passes to the new film Final Portrait – starring Geoffrey Rush as the world-renowned 20th century sculptor and artist Alberto Giacometti. The film, directed by Stanley Tucci, takes place in Paris in 1964, when American writer and... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win Fifty Fifty by Candice Fox and James Patterson!

This week we’re excited to be giving away three copies of the latest collaboration between the world’s bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson, and award-winning Aussie crime-writing sensation, Candice Fox. The book is Fifty Fifty – the sequel to last year’s hugely successful Never Never. Pick up... read more

Win $5000 and a publishing deal for your romance manuscript

Australian romance writing is heating up. And with the return of the XO Romance Prize for 2017, it’s going to get even more exciting. If you’re an Australian romance writer with an unpublished manuscript, the XO Romance Prize will be right up your alley. What’s up for... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN What’s YOUR favourite number?

This week we’re celebrating the success of one of our AWC alumni by giving away a set of her new series of picture books – the ideal gift for the tiniest person in your life. This five-book series by Shelly Unwin is aimed at readers from age one right... read more

Win $5000 with ELLE magazine’s short story competition

ELLE magazine have launched their first ever writing competition (for short stories up to 4000 words). Not only is there $5000 up for grabs for the winner, their story will also be published in the January 2018 edition of ELLE. From the ELLE website: We're on the lookout for... read more

COMP CLOSED: WIN What’s your favourite “-oke” word?

This week we’re giving away the new book from award-winning Australian author Sofie Laguna. Her previous novel, The Eye of the Sheep, won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2015 – and her latest is The Choke. The Choke is a haunting novel about a child navigating a... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win double passes to “Maudie” starring Ethan Hawke

Thanks to Transmission Films, we have 10 double passes to Maudie starring Sally Hawkins in the title role and Ethan Hawke as her initially reluctant employer. This beautifully shot biopic tells the story of Maud Lewis – a Canadian folk artist living on Nova Scotia in the mid-20th century. Check... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win Father’s Day 2-book pack!

Being the first Sunday in September, Father’s Day often stealthily sneaks up on us. But not this year, because we’re getting this giveaway completed before 3 September to allow our winners to choose to either gift it or keep the books for themselves! We have THREE packs to... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win Matt Haig’s “How to Stop Time”

This week’s book is an epic that spans a lifetime. Except that this particular lifetime just happens to include Shakespeare's England, jazz age Paris and surfing in Byron Bay. The book is How to Stop Time – the latest novel by bestselling author Matt Haig, and it has been... read more

10 short story competitions to enter in 2017

We’re well into the year now and your resolution to fulfil your writing dreams may have slowed under the weight of other priorities. But don’t let that goal to write slip away – instead start slow and stretch your creative muscles by entering short story competitions. Short stories are... read more

COMP CLOSED: Win your fave book on a t-shirt with Litographs!

Okay, so you know how it’s great to GET INSIDE your favourite book and hang out there? Well this week we’re giving you the opportunity to literally (litorally?) do that with a very cool prize – thanks to the folks at Litographs! “What’s a litograph?” you ask? Well... read more

25-word Short Story Challenge: Winner and top 50!

Back on the shortest day of the year, we put out a simple challenge to you – write us a 25-word story. The only rule was that it contain the words “violin” and “victory”. The rest was up to you. The one we judged our favourite would win free access... read more