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A different sort of writing competition

Well, I don’t remember seeing one of these before. Here is a fiction competition with a deadline at the end of September. You need to write no more than 3,000 words about “ 21 more words

Resources For Authors

Structured feedback for your short stories; Taylz is live! (and free).

Phew! We are finally there. After countless missed deadlines and much gnashing of teeth, Taylz has finally launched!

Taylz.com is a free website for short-story writers to test and develop their work. 147 more words

Short Stories

Book creation a lesson in teamwork

Good Samaritan Catholic College Hinchinbrook students stayed at school long after the bell rang on August 20 to complete a 4,000 word original text. Three teams of students from Years 7, 8 and 10 collaborated to write, edit, illustrate and bind their books in less than 12 hours for the ‘Write-A-Book-In-A-Day’ initiative, which raises fund for The Kids’ Cancer Project. 767 more words

Teaching And Learning

Let's Write!


The weekly Ad Hoc Fiction Competition is coming to an end August 26th! I’ll be entering again this week and would love if you wanted to join me and share your work! 71 more words

Melanie Britton


I have just discovered a competition for a serial. It’s tempting to leave the complexities of my romance and have a go. First I’ll have to read at least one from the magazine and I have a feeling they are often historical. 71 more words


The #PitchWars Club: Why I'm (Still) Glad I Entered an Online Writing Contest

On Monday night I entered my first chapter and newly spiffed up query letter into Pitch Wars. If you don’t know what it is, the simple answer is a competition where new authors vie for their chance at being mentored by an author/editor for two months and then have their work showcased before a group of (excellent!) agents. 1,105 more words

The Last Thirteen Writing Competition

The Teasdale iCentre recently hosted a writing competition for secondary students in celebration of the release of the boxed set collection of James Phelan’s The Last Thirteen. 472 more words