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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, September 10, 2011


Gold cup trophy award

Third National Republican Short Story Competition

Closes 6 November 2011

Third National Republican Short Story Competition

Entry: $11.99
Length: 2000-4000 words
First Prize: $500
Details at
http://republicanfiction.blogspot.comE: fiction@republic.org.au
The theme for the Third National Republican Short Story Competition is 'Citizen or Subject'. Short stories will speculate on Australian republican futures. They don't have to be political thrillers or constitutional whodunits as long as they are an exploration of our future, our republican future.
The 2011 judges are novelist Thomas Keneally, Professor John Warhurst (ANU) and Professor George Williams (UNSW).

Send entries to:Australian Republican Movement
PO Box 87
Geebung Q 4034

Inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award

$10,000 + $2,000 for a mentor of your choice

The Award, to aid in the development of the next stage of an unpublished manuscript, is for a work of adult literary or genre fiction. It will be granted to the work that shows the greatest promise and likely to benefit most from this opportunity.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and, in consultation with organisers, will be offered a suitable mentor selected from some of Australia’s best authors.

The Judges
Mark Macleod is a Senior Lecturer in English at Charles Sturt University and well known as a Television and Radio Presenter. Mark was Project Manager of ‘My Favourite Book’ for ABCTV. He published books for young readers and for adults under his own name imprint at Hodder Headline.
Peter Bishop is one of Australia’s most effective writing teachers and mentors. Working with Australia’s leading authors he has enjoyed outstanding success as the Creative Director of Varuna -The Writers’ House in the Blue Mountains - from 1994 to 2010.
Applications close: Thursday 13 October 2011

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