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The inaugural BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival explores what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. Writers, detectives, film-makers, ex-judges and others will consider this and also Sydney’s unique relationship with crime.
$8600 is on offer in prize money this year. Stories must have a crime or mystery theme with a female hero or anti-hero. The awards are amongst the richest short story competitions in Australia.
Launched in 2008, this program is a creative and professional skills development intensive that helps emerging Australian writers to refine an existing manuscript.
2017 S.D. Harvey Short Story Award entries now open!
Courtesy of Dr Stuart Dawon, History Department, Monash University we've been given an opportunity to enjoy a downloadable transcript of G.W. Hall’s rare 1879 book, “The Kelly Gang, or, the Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges”.
Shame Kills is dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with substance abuse disorder. This contest is free and the winning essay receives a $200 cash prize. Please direct questions to Swift River - competition is not run by ACWA.
The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Award is our second celebration of Pope Gregory I's attempt at categorising human frailties.
All works nominated must be first published, screened, broadcast or made publicly available between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.
Literary agent Steven Salpeter at Curtis Brown, Ltd. is looking for submissions from crime writers across many genres and is interested in working with authors on their debuts, or established authors or estates looking for representation in New York.
Author Rachel Amphlett, whose recent crime thriller Scared to Death introduced Detective Kay Hunter to readers last month, has today signed a four book deal with publisher, Luzifer Verlag.
Entries are now open for the $10,000 Russell Prize for Humour Writing and the $25,000 National Biography Award 2017.
When Marshall Browne sadly died in February 2014 he had finished, and edited his final Inspector Anders novel.
Kerry Greenwood recorded an interview with The Garret Podcast a month ago. In her episode, Kerry talked about her writing career, how she met Phryne Fisher, and the research that goes into all of her books.
Announcing the winners of the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards.
Australian custom writing service EssayRoo presents a writing contest that offers great cash prizes.
2016 S.D. Harvey Short Story Award Shortlists
The NSW Writers' Centre is delighted to announce that applications for the Writing NSW Early Career Writer Grants, Emerging Writing Organisation Grants and the Writer & Technologist Grant open on Monday 1 August 2016.
THE WONDER INSTITUTE awards $1,000 first prize and online publication for a personal essay on "What Is Your Life’s Purpose?"
23nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition now open - closes 31 July 2016

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