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Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award 2012

  Speculative Fiction Award closes this Friday!Friday 25 May, 5.00pm The Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction competition has run since 1998, with many winners going on to successful careers as science fiction and fantasy authors. The competition is open to all Australian residents. A fee of $7.00 per story applies for all Open Category entries. […]

Advertiser Young Writers Awards

Here’s one for school students in South Australia. The Advertiser’s annual Young Writers Awards are now open to students from reception to year 12. Check out the website here, but make sure you get entries in as soon as possible as the competition closes on May 31.

Twitch at the Tasmanian Writers Centre

This time last year when we unleashed our very first National Young Writers’ Month on an unsuspecting public, there was no such thing as Twitch. Since then, the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre have put in some serious work on creating opportunities for young Tassie writers to get involved in their local scene and to have a […]

State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award

Today isn’t just the day we kick off the NYWM website, it’s also the day entries open for the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. With a top prize of $2,000 and a heap of exposure to boot there is no excuse not to submit your own piece of original writing if you are […]

Tim Winton Award for Young Writers

Before National Young Writers’ Month even manages to kick off there is one fantastic opportunity heading your way if you reside in Western Australia. The Tim Winton Award for Young Writers is open to students aged 5-18 who reside in WA. Check out the website for more details. Entries close on May 27, so get […]

Emerging Writers’ Festival

Excited about National Young Writers’ Month kicking off soon? So are we. But even before the craziness of NYWM descends upon us, you can get your writing whistle whet at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, which runs from May 24 to June 3.That’s under a week away! For those of you too far away to make […]

Scissors Paper Pen in June

For the Canberra-based writers, there is a pretty sweet gig heading your way. Scissors Paper Pen will be joining with Amnesty International to present At Arms Length on June 29 at the ANU Food Co-op. Check out the Upcoming page on the SPP website for details closer to the date.

SMH Young Writer Award

Entries are now open for the Sydney Morning Herald Young Writers Award 2012. Submissions of 700-1,000 words from students in high schools from years 10-12 are accepted, with this year’s Young Writer Trigger of flight. Check out the website for guidelines, hints and tips. Entries close June 18, 2012.

2011 Express Media Awards Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2011 Express Media Awards Congratulations to the 2011 winners and finalists in each of the categories below. To see a video recording of the awards event, please click here. To read a free ebook featuring the winners of the competitions and publication categories below, please click here. Photos from the event are available on our Facebook page. Winner and […]

Growth of Perfection – Sharon Du

Growth of Perfection by Sharon Du (13) The first buds, awkward little calluses on The stringy branch, whispering winter Leaves rustle around them in quiet applause Gradually, they swell and bulge, their shell Breaking, straining around them Until they reveal technicolour Bright pink pigments, soft layers Sleeping bag spilling, unfurling Crystal dew studding pastel, pristine […]