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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.

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Sleepytown Press is having a contest to find an "unpublished"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.



By Trevor Mckell

 Decorated Christmas tree
Christmas is a surprising time
     When presents appear that are mine
Now I am older, the situation has changed
     Extra kilos are all that I gain.

Walking in the city on a sunny day
     One sees many people in a rush
Business men suited to earn their pay
     Delivery people darting in a hush

None warrant much attention
     But my eyes are darting in all direction
Looking at a young man in a smart shirt
     And then the amazing mini skirt.

All up and down and most are round
     Some are small while others huge

I prefer the golf umbrella
     Though that’s not a sport for this fella

That many are plain is not a worry
     As my Tucan handle sends all in a flurry.


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Spectacle Publishing. 

Spectacle Publishing Media Group is the culmination of intrepid dreams and daring. Founded by writers, to help writers share their stories, SPMG specializes in eBook and traditional print publication.
SPMG was founded on the principle belief that great writing sells itself. We love to work with new authors and are here to help those just entering the publishing arena. Our combined experience in story telling and editing are at your disposal! Send us a query today and get writing!

Paragraph Planet-UK
Paragraph Planet, the website which publishes a 
75-word piece of writing daily, now has a Writing Group 
and Book Group Directory map on the site.  
The website is visited by aspiring writers and published 
authors.It now features sequels, author info, exclusive 
Publishing company-services include:
Book Marketing
Print on Demand
Book Design
Book Distribution 
Book Printing
Children's Books CHILDRENS BOOK PUBLISHING www.childrens-book-publishing.com  Editing and publishing children's books.
 Provides editing services. 
Affordable Manuscript Assessments
Manuscript assessment 
Strengths ~ Weaknesses and Possible Problems ~ Specific Advice

Christmas Party 2011

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End of Year Christmas Party 2011

Our Christmas party was held at Yeronga Services Club.
Everyone was all smiles as we celebrated another successful writing year!
Helga,Anne D and Maxine happily waiting for their Christmas lunch.
The group chatting away before the food arrives.     
Anne,Vera and Jennifer smiling for the camera.

Lorraine and Carol enjoying their Christmas  lunch

Maarten enjoying the Christmas party.

Big smiles from Maxine and Anna.