Kill Your Darlings competition for an unpublished manuscript

Unpublished writers, take note: the excellent Kill Your Darlings (KYD) literary journal and writers' workshop is offering a AUD$5,000 prize - plus mentoring - for an unpublished manuscript. Agents and publishers take note of winning and short-listed entries for such competitions, in a way that they rarely pay attention to…

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Call for submissions: Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia

Wonderful news from Black Inc Books: calls for autobiographical accounts of growing up Aboriginal in Australia for an anthology aimed at high school students, to be published in 2018.  This is a timely and brilliant idea - have we really not had such a collection before this? Dr Anita Heiss, lifetime ambassador for the Indigenous…

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Writing fellowships from Australian Book Review – applications open

Under the leadership of Peter Rose and the generosity of individual donors, the venerable Australian Book Review has expanded both the number and quality of its writing fellowships and prizes in recent years. Here are some application deadlines to note if you have something to say and the time in…

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Generous grants for Australian writers up for grabs

I wanted to draw your attention to two grants currently available for writers at different stages in their careers. The first is the Writing NSW Early Career Writer Grants for writers residing in NSW. There are four grants of $5,000 each available for projects to be conducted in 2017. According to…

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