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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recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world.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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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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February 2021

2021 Ned Kelly Awards Now Open for Submissions

February 1 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

It's that time of year again! The Australian Crime Writers Association is thrilled to announce that the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards for crime writing are now open for submissions. Entries close March 31, 2021 This year, the categories are Best Crime Fiction, Best Debut Crime Fiction, Best International Crime Fiction and Best True Crime. Full entry details can be found on the ACWA website. The 2021 Ned Kelly Awards are proudly sponsored by Booktopia. Please contact ACWA at info@austcrimewriters.com if…

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March 2021

U3A Talk: Carmel Shute – A Life in Crime

March 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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For thirty years come September, Sisters in Crime Australia has been celebrating women’s crime writing, running exciting events (mostly in Port Phillip), nurturing authors and having fun. Co-founder Carmel Shute will tell tall tales and true under a grilling from a fellow convenor, Tara Mitchell. Carmel Shute helped found Sisters in Crime Australia in 1991 and has been a national convenor ever since. She was inspired by the new wave of feminist crime writers, including Sara Paretsky who founded Sisters in Crime in 1986 at Bouchercon,…

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