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Sleepytown Press is having a contest to find an "unpublished"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


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