NYWM: Day 9

There has been a lot of focus on novel writing lately, so we thought we’d change it up by giving a shout out to all the blossoming poets out there. With that said, today we will be talking about how to edit your poetry piece. But before we go on, if you’re unsure whether or […]

NYWM: Day Nineteen

The creative non-fiction genre has been gaining popularity in Australia. Do you write in this style? This article from Allyson Latta has five tips on writing creative nonfiction well worth reading. Don’t know what creative nonfiction is? Lee Gutkind (described by Vanity Fair as ‘the Godfather behind creative nonfiction’), has a short and simple definition on […]

NYWM: Day Seventeen

Ladies, here is a short story competition just for you. The Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award is open to women over the age of 18 all over Australia. More details can be found on the Spineless Wonders website, with entries closing August 31. Are you based in North Queensland? Submissions are now open for Literature […]

NYWM: Day Eight

Are you doing an arts or communication degree? If so, you’ve probably been subjected to questions about what an arts degree qualifies you for. Read this brilliant article on Kill Your Darlings from last month which addresses why an arts degree is vital for your employment prospects. Only two weeks to submit your work of […]

NYWM: Day Six

Developing fully-rounded characters is vital to making your fiction believable and engaging. This post on The Editor’s Blog is a fantastic explanation of why characters need goals and how it will inform your fiction. You can also take a look at Lillie Ammann’s post on the topic (part of a comprehensive series of her posts […]

Newcastle Poetry Prize 2012

The Newcastle Poetry Prize is now open for entries! Coordinated by the Hunter Writers’ Centre, it is one of Australia’s oldest and most important literary competitions and boasts a distinguished list of past winners and judges. Opening / closing dates Entries opened 9am EST, Monday 9th April, 2012 and will close 5pm EST, Friday June 8th, 2012. How […]

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. […]

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 […]