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Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its 2016 short story award
The works of today’s leading Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, which includes for the first time a new prize for Indigenous writers, the State Library of NSW announced today.
Submissions for the 2016 S.D. Harvey Short Story Awards now open.
Social Alternatives Journal are looking for authors interested in writing short book reviews (500-1000 words) for Publication in our esteemed 35 year old academic journal, Social Alternatives.
Submissions for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards now open.
Hourglass Literary Magazine have announced their inaugural literary competition and issued an invitation to ACWA members and associates (authors) to participate.
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writers 2015 have been announced.
The Goldsboro Gold Dagger goes to our very own leading crime writer and Chairman of ACWA, Michael Robotham for his outstanding standalone novel - Life or Death.
As part of the 20th Anniversary Ned Kelly Awards celebrations we ran a competition to guess the winners.
Acclaimed author, journalist and screenwriter Helen Garner has won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s Best True Crime book for ‘This House of Grief – the Story of a Murder Trial’.
Announcing the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist - all categories.
If you're in the Newcastle Area, the City of Newcastle has your 2015 Ned Kelly submission list reading covered. Brilliant.
The winner of the 2014 Ned Kelly S.D. Harvey Award, Emma Viskic, has had their piece selected for publication in Award Winning Australian Writing 2015.
Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its latest short story award
Congratulations to Terry Hayes on his shortlisting in the Dead Good Readers Awards.
Altaire Productions and Publications, publisher of the critically acclaimed The Antigone Poems and co-producer of such films as Raymond Carver’s Whoever Was Using This Bed and New Orleans documentary Bury the Hatchet, is open for submissions to a forthcoming anthology titled “No Man’s Land: The Crime Edition”.
The Sydney Writers' Room Short Story Competition will be accepting entries from 1 June 2015, via the SWR Submittable portal:
Nominations for the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards have closed and the full list of books submitted this year is available