About Us

My photo
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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010



The CALEB Prize is now open!
Submissions close: June 30

The CALEB Prize for faith-inspired writing is now open to writers in Australasia (Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands) for books published between 1 January 2008 - 30 June 2010. There are 3 categories: non-fiction, fiction, poetry.

Primary first prize: $1000

Secondary first prizes: $250

The primary first prize may come from any of the categories. Discretionary prizes may also be offered in sub-categories, if entries warrant. For example, if a dozen or more children's picture books are received, a prize for Best Children's Picture Book will be created in addition to the above.

Please note: Although either publisher or writer may enter, the writer must be Australasian. The book may be published in Australia or overseas. There are three judges, including Jeff Townsend of Write Advice, formerly of CMC Australasia. The writer is required to make a brief statement on the entry form as to how their writing has been influenced by their faith. Thus, by "faith-inspired", the entry need not necessarily be overt in its presentation of faith; subtlety would not count against any entry.

Entry fee: $25 + 5 books

Two of these books will be used for ongoing promotional purposes (for the author) during the year and also during the course of the year, the books will also be reviewed twice. One of these reviews will appear in Off the Shelf, the quarterly newsletter of our sponsor, the Australian Church Library Association.

The CALEB Prize will be announced at the Word Writers Fair in November in Brisbane, Qld. Long lists and short lists will be announced as they become available.

To download an entry form, see www.omegawriters.com We encourage entrants to send books early as this enables us to expedite the review process.

For clarification, please inquire by return email.

Thanks for your interest

Annie Hamilton

President (Omega Writers Inc)

30 June

Watermark Literary Society Eric Rolls Prize



E watermarks@tsn.cc

T 02 6559 9953

Entry fee $10 [Cheque or money order payable to Watermark Literary Society.]

General Division – for prose fiction or non-fiction in the genre of natural history writing, max. 6,000 words. 1st prize is $1,000 plus participation in the 2011 Watermark Literary Muster (17–20 June). Up to two highly commended entries may be rewarded at the discretion of the judges. Prize/s will be full attendance at the June 2011 Watermark Literary Muster. More details on the website.

Post entries to:

Lyndal Coote

Administrator Eric Rolls Prize General Division

PO Box 284

Laurieton NSW 2443

The Bridport Prize 2010


Entry fee £7 per story, £6 per poem, £5 per flash fiction.

Poems: 42 lines, 1st prize is £5,000. Judge is Michael Laskey. Short stories: 5,000 words, 1st prize is £5,000. Judge is Zoë Heller. Flash fiction: 250 words, 1st prize is £1,000. Judge is Zoë Heller.

Open to all. Enter and download postal entry forms via the website. Send as many entries as you want.

Post entries to:

The Bridport Prize

PO Box 6910

Dorset DT6 9BQ


5pm, 6 July

Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry


E qldpoetry@gmail.com

T 07 3842 9990

Entry fee $20

This prestigious prize is committed to encouraging emerging poets throughout Australia. Entrants may submit up to three poems per entry, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and a separate entry fee. 1st prize is $1,000 plus one week fully paid at Varuna Writers House and publication in Blue Dog Australia; 2nd prize is $500; 3rd prize is $250. Visit the website for guidelines and entry forms.

Send entries to:

Queensland Poetry Festival

PO Box 3488

South Brisbane Qld 4101

5pm, 13 July

Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize


E qldpoetry@gmail.com

T 07 3842 9990

Entry fee $20

Committed to encouraging emerging Queensland poets and now in its 8th year. This prize, for an unpublished poetry manuscript, comes with a total prize money of $3,000. Visit the website for guidelines and an entry form.

Send entries to:

Queensland Poetry Festival

PO Box 3488

South Brisbane Qld 4101

No comments: