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The BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2019 – Friday, 6 September to Saturday, 28 September 2019. KATE MILLER-HEIDKE at the Concert Hall, QPAC on Friday, 27 September 2019. Yes, Kate is back in Australia after her dazzling performance singing and swinging on a pole at a ridiculous height during Eurovision, where she did Australia proud. Kate’s heartfelt performance and the out-of-this-world staging of her song ‘Zero Gravity’ won her first place in her semi-final and a top-ten placing at the Eurovision Grand Final in May 2019. Appearing with collaborator Keir Nuttall – fresh from their success in writing the music and lyrics for ‘Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical’, Kate will perform brand new versions of her most beloved songs and give you a sneak preview of some brand new ones. (Photo courtesy of BrisFest: modified by L.J. May)

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On these pages you will find competitions and other opportunities for authors, performance writers for stage and screen, illustrators and filmmakers. See entries below the quick list for more detailed information.  

In this section we list competitions open to writers of prose and poetry. Detailed information poetry is listed below. Entries are in date order and those with deadlines looming are highlighted in red. 

  • The ASA/HQ COMMERCIAL FICTION PRIZE is for an unpublished manuscript and the winner will receive a publishing contract with HQ, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, and a $10,000 advance against royalties. Email the ASA on asa@asauthors.org, or call them on (02) 9211 1004 to be sent the Terms and Conditions and submission form. Entries close at 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 1 November 2019.

 

Who: The Australian Society of Authors and HQ (a Division of HarperCollins Publishers)

What: THE ASA/HQ COMMERCIAL FICTION PRIZE

Entries close: 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 1 November 2019.

Contact: Email the ASA on asa@asauthors.org or call them on (02) 9211 1004 to be sent the Terms and Conditions and submission form.

Cost: ASA Members: first submission free; $30 for any subsequent submissions. Eligible to join the ASAHQ closed Facebook community.

What’s happening: The Rules. The ASA/HQ COMMERCIAL FICTION PRIZE is for AN UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT and the winner will receive a publishing contract with HQ, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, and a $10,000 advance against royalties. This prize honours a tradition that reaches back thousands of years – storytelling. Stories of life, stories of love, stories of adventure and happiness, loss and longing. Stories that bring people together and remind them of what it is to be human and alive.

The Prize celebrates storytelling by championing vibrant writing that entertains, enlightens, and provokes lively water-cooler conversations. They are keen to partner with the next inspiring, talented author (you?). The runner-up will receive a prize worth $3,000 from Leading Hand Design, of 20 hours free consultation towards a comprehensive audit of your online presence and a new website.

The Prize: The winner will receive a publishing contract with HQ, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, and a $10,000 advance against royalties. The runner-up will receive a prize (worth $3,000) from Leading Hand Design, of 20 hours free consultation towards a comprehensive audit of your online presence and a new website.

 

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The BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2019 – Friday, 6 September to Saturday, 28 September 2019. RIVERFIRE, Saturday, 28 September 2019. Entertainment from 4.00 p.m. Fireworks from 7.00 p.m. RIVERFIRE will feature one of the most technically challenging and spectacular fireworks displays in Australia set to an almighty soundtrack celebrating 1989, Riverstage’s birthday year. The dazzling extravaganza will be fired by Foti Fireworks Queensland from multiple bridges, barges and city rooftops, with aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force. Crowds can tune in to Triple M’s live broadcast, or if you can’t get to a vantage point, you can watch Channel Nine’s exclusive television coverage. (Photo by L.J. May)