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November 2020

Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition (International)

November 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
€10 – €15

Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition.  Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must be on the theme of ‘Memories’ and not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish. It is not a requirement, but…

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December 2020

Miss Fisher: The Exhibition@ Ripponlea Estate (3 December-late May 2021)

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - May 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham Street
Ripponlea, Vic 3185 Australia
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$12.45

Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea estate in Melbourne on Thursday 3 December with brand new costumes from her big screen adventure. The exhibition would have opened on 9 July but for the pandemic lockdown. Following the cinematic debut of the internationally successful feature film Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears earlier this year, the exhibition will immerse visitors in the world of Phryne with large scale installations, costumes designed by Margot Wilson especially for the film and a mystery…

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January 2021

2021 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

January 29 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 11:30 pm
$15 – $25

Open to original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Entries close: Midnight, 3 May 2021 First prize: $AU6,000 Second prize: $AU4,000 Third prize: $AU2,500 Judges: Gregory Day, Melinda Harvey, and Elizabeth Tan (read more) AU$15 for current ABR subscribers and full-time students or AU$25 for non-subscribers Click HERE to enter. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions and Terms and Conditions. If you need to contact ABR, and these documents don't answer your query, please call (03) 9699 8822 or email…

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March 2021

The Banjo Prize 2021 – entries open

March 31 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm

HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce that entries  open for the 2021 Banjo Prize on Wednesday 31 March. HarperCollins launched The Banjo Prize in 2018 in a quest to find Australia’s next great storyteller. The inaugural winner was Tim Slee, whose delightful debut novel Taking Tom Murray Home was published by HarperCollins in July 2019.  The 2019 winner was Sisters in Crime member Elizabeth Flann’s incredibly tense Australian thriller Beware of Dogs, published in January 2021, and another Sisters in…

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May 2021

Sisters in Crime at Clunes Booktown Weekend: Crime takes to the backroads – Interrogating Rural Noir

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clunes Town Hall, 98 Bailey Street
Clunes, Vic 3370 Australia
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$15

Crime does not just walk the mean streets of our cities. These days it is stalking the dusty backroads of the Australian bush. Authors Katherine Kovacic , Sandi Wallace and Lyn Yeowart discuss with Maggie Baron how and why the country is such an ideal scene of the crime – and the many insights that ‘rural noir’ novels offer into life, now and in the past. Part of Turn the Page: 3-4pm, Saturday 1 May: Clunes Town Hall, 98 Bailey…

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November 2021

A Woman’s Write competition for unpublished novels

November 30 @ 8:00 am
US$40

A Woman's Write holds an annual competition for unpublished novels and awards a prize of $500.00USD for the entry judged to be the best each year: "We believe our competition, which is of course geared to creative women's visions and output, is unique in that every entry receives a thorough and thoughtful critique, for which writers almost always express their gratitude. Too, the writer has the opportunity to resubmit her entry with alterations based on the information offered by the…

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