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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.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011


Picture book writing competition for Australian writers
This competition is for an unpublished picture book text (older or younger readers) written by an Australian. All entries will be judged according to certain criteria including Manuscript Presentation (there must be a title page with entrant’s contact details), Story, Language and Reader Impact.
All entrants will receive a competition score sheet with 30 criteria showing their manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses. Cost of entry is $5.00 per manuscript. Cheques are payable to Di Bates and should be sent to PO Box 2116, Woonona East NSW 2517 by August 30.
Prizes are $100 first place, $75 second place and $50 third place. Please include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish to receive notification of results.
The winning entry will receive a written critique with recommendation if the judge considers it to be publishable. Results will be published in Buzz Words.

Brighton COW writing competitions
One is free to enter and is titled ‘Summer Loving’.
This is for fiction 500 to 1000 words. Three ten pound prizes and the deadline is 31st July 2011.
The other is an open themed fiction competition. 3000 word limit and the prizes are £100, £50 and £25 as well as the shortlisted stories to be published on our site. This one costs £4 to enter. The deadline is 31st August 2011.

The Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre
Julie Lewis Biennial Literary Awards Competition for Prose

It’s for an open theme for stories of 2,000 words maximum and the winning prize money is $400, $200 for second and $100 for third, with four Highly Commended and four Commended certificates.
It closes on the 31st of August 2011 and the attached entry forms are also available from (08) 93012282 or on the website www.pcwc.org.au

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