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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: http://sydneywritersroom.submittable.com/submit
Nominations for the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards have closed and the full list of books submitted this year is available
2015 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing opens Monday! And some great news
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) and Melbourne-based literary journal Kill Your Darlings (KYD) are excited to announce a partnership to publish the winner of the S.D Harvey Short Story Award component of the Ned Kelly Awards from 2015.
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ACWA is pleased to inform our members about a major national research project into the creative and work practices of contemporary Australian book authors.
We're celebrating and we've opened 2015 Ned Kelly Award Submissions.
The results for the 2014 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing, and the winners announced.
Web Design by Emma Viskic - read the 2014 Sandra Harvey Short Story Award winning entry.
Belfast born, Australian resident, Adrian McKinty has won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction for his novel IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE.
Two-time winner Garry Disher is among a strong list of writers vying for the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel in Australia. The fiction shortlist, announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) on Saturday (August 9) at the Bendigo Writers Festival, features other previously shortlisted nominees, including Adrian McKinty, Angela Savage and Kathryn Fox....
Book Trailer for Sandi Wallace's upcoming release - TELL ME WHY. Crime Fiction set in Daylesford in Victoria.
On Thursday 7th August at 4.30pm BST Intellect academic publishers will be holding a Tweet chat on the topic of Crime in Film/Media/Popular Culture. Our members may wish to be involved in this discussion due to their interest in crime writing. The topic is flexible to being taken in the appropriate direction to examine different individual's interests in crime and the way it is represented.
A record $8800 is on offer this year for the 21st Sisters in Crime Australia’s short story competition, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards – up $1800 from last year. The awards are the most lucrative in Australia crime writing. Stories must have a crime or mystery theme, a female protagonist and a female author.
In Issue Three of White Paper, Radio National celebrates one of Australia’s premier literary events, the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Each article in this issue features a writer visiting this year’s festival, from local legends to international stars.
The Watermill are pleased to be welcoming back bestselling thriller writer Meg Gardiner for her second Crime Writing course here, from Saturday 4 October to Saturday 11 October.

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