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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
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’.