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THE NWF/JOANNE BURNS AWARD 2016

It’s time again for the Microlit Award jointly-sponsored by the Newcastle Writers Festival and Spineless Wonders. Finalists in 2015 saw their work made into visual presentations. Very exciting! Check out my winning story under ‘videos’ here. In 2016 finalists will be considered for … Continue reading

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Sydney Writers’ Festival here we come

Well, dear Reader, I won the Microlit competition! The video presentations of each story were amazing! For me they opened up a whole new range of possibilities for text in multimedia. The words were part of a bigger work of art … Continue reading

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Microlit

Only 4 days to go until I see my 200 word Microlit story up in lights at the Newcastle Writers Festival! 4 finalists were chosen in the Festival’s inaugural Microlit competition  in partnership with publisher Spineless Wonders. My story is … Continue reading

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Newcastle Writers Festival 2016

Keep the weekend April 1 -3  free for the 2016 Newcastle Writers Festival. It’s an exciting line-up this year. Check out the program . If you want to spruce up your writing there are Masterclasses by Carmel Bird  and Claire Scobie, and sessions on Self-publishing … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition

  The Newcastle Short Story Award is now open to Australian residents. You’ve got until midnight on 31st January 2016 to polish up your best story under 2,000 words. The shortlisted stories from the inaugural competition in 2012, including one of mine, … Continue reading

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Literary journal OVERLAND wants your fiction

Progressive and respected literary journal Overland wants fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition. WE WANT YOUR FICTON By Editorial team 22.Apr.15 Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition … Continue reading

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Catchfire Press Competition

Catchfire Press is at it again! They’re asking for stories (fiction or non-fiction), poems and essays for their latest competition: Theme – ‘Home is the Hunter.’ This community-based publishing house will not only publish the winners but also select the … Continue reading

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Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition

THE Newcastle Herald is inviting writers from across the Hunter to enter its third annual short story competition. The twenty-five shortlisted stories will be published in the Herald from December 26 to January 23. Stories must be inspired by one … Continue reading

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