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Fairfield, Queensland, Australia
Fairfield Writers Group is a mix of beginner and experienced writers who meet the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Brisbane City Council Library in Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairfield road, Fairfield, Queensland. Our passion is writing and we work hard at our craft. Our aim is to encourage, support and help each other to reach new heights in our writing. New members are always made welcome and usually whisked off to the local coffee shop at the end of meetings for sustenance and socialisation with the rest of the crew.

Welcome to Fairfield Writers Group

We hope you will stop for a while and browse our site and if you like what you see, please visit us again soon.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Website Up and Running

Hi! There Readers - at long last our new Website is up and running. Here is the link fairfieldwritersgroupqld.org We at Fairfield Writers Group think it's great. Please check it out and feel free to give comments; we would love to hear your opinions.

Fairfield Writers Group

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Web Site Coming Soon!

Hi! there faithful readers – as you will have noticed our blog has had very few posts in the last few months. You’ve probably been wondering what has happened to our writing group. Due to sickness and a brand new baby the blog has been sadly neglected. However, we are getting a brand new website built! We’re all excited about it and ask you to please be patient with us.
Why not follow us on our Facebook page in the meantime and pick up any important news that way? This is the link:-
We’ll let you know on this blog when the website is up and running and most importantly the new web address!
Acting Secretary
Fairfield Writers Group

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hi! Readers - Fairfield Writers Group wishes all of you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year in 2013 with lots of writing and reading!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Writing Workshop

Last Saturday Fairfield Writers Group was treated to a writing workshop at the Fairfield Library. The workshop was presented by Brisbane author Bill Youat-Pine author of "The Groundsman" and "The Militia Man's Tale". It was excellent! We all learnt things to improve our writing and had a great day as well.


Monday, July 2, 2012


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              Create a kids book

Dr Virginia Lowe reveals secrets of writing and publishing kids’ books

Sunday 15th July 2012

10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Brisbane Rugby League Referees Club
O’Grady Park, Brougham St
Fairfield Qld 4103
(next to skate park)

proudly sponsored by Fairfield Writers Group

Working With Word

Limited places available.
For your exclusive invitation,
phone Anna on 0412 382 853
or email annacarnold@hotmail.com

Non Members  $30.00 per head
Members          $20 per head

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



The Stringybark Short Story Award

The Twisted Stringybark Short Story Award 2012 is awarded for a short story with a nifty twist at the end.  All genres accepted.

Stringybark Short Story Awards cordially invites all writers, including our international friends, to put their hand to writing a short story in 1500 words or fewer. 

The Twisted Stringybark Short Story Award 2012 offers the winner A$300 cash, a certificate, publication in hardcopy and/or electronically and a copy of the book.  Second place receives  A$125 cash, a certificate, publication in hardcopy and/or electronically and a copy of the book.  Third place, A$50 cash, a certificate and publication in hardcopy and/or electronically and a copy of the book.

There is an entry fee of A$9.75 for one story, A$18 for two or A$25.00 for a maximum of three stories.  This can be paid via PayPal or Direct Deposit.  See the payment page for details.

Stories must be sent via email.   Closing date for entries is 4 March 2012.  Winners will be notified by 16 April 2012.

Sleepytown Press is having a contest to find an "unpublished"
in Fiction and Children's Picture Bo

This contest is in honor of our 2nd Anniversary. We are going to select “two” winners, one each in the category of Fiction and Children’s Picture Book. Fiction Novels may be any genre and Adult or YA.

We will start accepting Fiction and Children’s Picture Book entries on January 1, 2012. (Ending February 14th, 2012.)

The Contest will award two grand prizes: one for Fiction and one for Children’s Picture Books. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Sleepytown Press at no cost to the winners.
This contest is open to authors who have not been published in book form.

*Click on NEW VOICE "Contest" at the left for more information.

Open submissions for manuscripts will begin on January 1, 2012 and run through February 14, 2012. If you're an unpublished author, this is for you.
You could be that “New Voice.”
Email your submission to sleepytownpress@yahoo.com (Include the information listed on the "NEW VOICE" page at the left.)
The Picture Book Winner will be published in April.

The Fiction Winner will be published in June.