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April 2020

$2600 in prize money – St Kilda Historical Society Short Story Competition

April 26 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 8:00 am

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the St Kilda Historical Society is holding a short story competition. You may write on any theme, in any genre and in any time period, providing that the story is inspired by or set in St Kilda.  There are two categories - open and junior. Open Section The winner of the Open section will be awarded $1000. The second placed entrant of the Open section will receive $500. The third placed entrant of the Open…

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May 2020

Open: 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

May 4 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
$5 – $10

The New England Writers’ Centre is proud to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. In this, the eighth year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers. In 2020 we are ONLY accepting digital submissions.…

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June 2020

MOOC The Clinical Autopsy: Learning to Understand the Language of the Dead

June 8 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

MOOC The Clinical Autopsy: Learning to Understand the Language of the Dead  is being offered from the University of Oviedo/Central University Hospital of Asturias (Spain). This is a unique course, running from 8 June to 12 July, with more than 150 minutes of real-life autopsies that aims to celebrate everything we can learn from death and dead bodies. It is obviously free, runs for 5 weeks and the University of Oviedo will certify 50 hours of study. It is in English.…

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Writing NSW: Online: Crime Writing with Marianne Delacourt

June 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
$395 – $660

Join award-winning author Marianne Delacourt for this six-week online crime writing course starting on 22 June, to discover the basics of crime writing. Learn how to craft a charismatic protagonist, how to research real-life details and, importantly, where your book can fit in the market. 22 June to 31 July 2020, online Marianne Delacourt Marianne Delacourt is the crime-writing pseudonym of speculative fiction author, Marianne de Pierres. The first book in her Tara Sharp crime series, Sharp Shooter, won the Australian Sister’s in Crime…

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July 2020

Postponed due to lockdown: Miss Fisher: The Exhibition@ Ripponlea Estate (9 July-31 January 2021)

July 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham Street
Ripponlea, Vic 3185 Australia
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$22 – $26

Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea estate in Melbourne with brand new costumes from her big screen adventure. The glamorous world of the Hon. Phryne Fisher, lady detective, returns to the historical Rippon Lea Estate next month with a new exhibition by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Every Cloud Productions filled with opulence, romance and, of course, adventure. Opening 9 July, and following the cinematic debut of the internationally successful feature film Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears earlier…

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Writers Victoria: online seminar – Ask… about the US Market (and how you can break in)

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$18 – $40

A Q&A session with three Aussie authors who have broken into the US market – come with your questions and learn from their experience in publishing outside of Australia and conquering an international audience: Anna Snoekstra Anna Snoekstra is a Sisters in Crime member based in Melbourne.  She is the author of Only Daughter, Little Secrets and The Spite Game, as well as Mercy Point, which is the first instalment in a new YA series. Her novels have been published…

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