4th Oberon Writers’ Competition

Presented by Burraga Ag Bureau, Friends of Oberon Library Inc, Oberon Council & Oberon Writers’ Workshop presents Narrative: 1st $100, 2nd $25 An original piece of narrative writing (limit 2500 words) that has not previously won a prize or been published. Theme: Tell Me A Story. Fee: $5 per entry, limit of two entries per section.| […]

Riverbend Poetry Series 2012

The final event of the Riverbend Poetry Series 2012 will definitely be one to warm up a winter’s night. The evening will feature two launches: QPF will be launching the program for spoken in one strange word 2012, and Brisbane poet Julie Beveridge will be launching her latest collection, home{sic} (Another Lost Shark Publications). If you missed Julie at QPF last year (or […]

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 […]

Hilarie Lindsay Awards for Young Writers (Poetry)

Entries are sought from schoolchildren in the following categories. Section 1 Years 10, 11 & 12 max 60 lines Prize $200 Section 2 Years 7, 8 & 9 max 40 lines Prize $175 Section 3 Years 5 & 6 max 40 lines Prize $175 Section 4 Years 4 and under max 20 lines Prize $50 […]

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 […]