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Generating Writing Ideas

One of the questions writers are asked most often is, where do you get your ideas? At the Newcastle Writers’ Festival I went to a great session on Microfiction where author Susan McCreery talked about her New Year’s resolution to … Continue reading

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Big Journey of a Little Fiction

Who would have believed that one little 200 word story could travel so far? Other stories I’ve had published, 20 times as big, live in the dark pages on my bookshelf after their five minutes in the spotlight. ‘Koi’ keeps … Continue reading

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Artist Date

When I ask my inner artist on a date to Carriageworks to see Francesco Clemente’s exhibition Encampment, my critic says dryly, ‘How imaginative! Taking your artist to an art space.’ Does my critic ever wonder why I never invite her? I plan it carefully. I’ve … Continue reading

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What is Microlit?

Short shorts/ microlit/ flash fiction/ microfiction/ very short stories, by any other name would be as… umm… short. The deadline for the national Newcastle Writers’ Festival/Joanne Burns Award 2016 is gaining on us – 31st August. See details here. That might … Continue reading

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Award Winning Australian Writing 2016

                Last Thursday I got the exciting news my story ‘Koi’, which won the Inaugural Newcastle Writers’s Festival Microlit Competition has been selected for the Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 anthology! And to top it off … Continue reading

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ABC Open 500 Word Project

ABC Open publishes and broadcasts stories created by regional Australians. I’ve read some wonderful stories online. All contributions feature on the website, and selected stories also appear across ABC TV, Radio and Online. Each month a new topic is chosen for … Continue reading

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The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

In 2010 the Australian Book Review formed the annual ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. It was created to honour a highly respected Australian short story writer and has become one of our leading short story awards. Entries are now open to … 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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In Your Wake by Anna Lundmark

Sometimes you come across a short story that is so well-crafted, so packed with emotion, so brilliantly layered, and so creatively imagined it haunts you. Anna Lundmark’s astonishingly short 500 word story, In Your Wake, in the 2015 Grieve anthology … 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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