WRITER WATCH: NICK EARLS. It’s always a pleasure to meet up with Nick, one of Australia’s favourite writers (and a Queenslander to boot). In case you get into a conversation with him and you’re wondering what is ‘smallish but perfectly formed’, Nick is not talking about himself, but about novellas. The novella has been around for over 650 years and in Nick’s opinion it’s making a comeback – often a read more satisfying than a short story, but without the time commitment necessary to plough through a lengthy novel. Stories come in different sizes, and the five novellas that comprise Wisdom Tree by Nick Earls prove that sometimes 20,000 words is just the right size. According to one critic, Nick has written ‘the most perfect novella in the history of the format.’ Wow! That critic must have read a lot of novellas to make that claim. Good read though. (Photo courtesy of Nick Earls)
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 is listed below. Entries are in date order and those with deadlines looming are highlighted
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- The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative purposes. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows
users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.
- The Australian Writers’ Guild sponsors events, festivals, awards and
programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. See who’s eligible.
- The Brisbane
City Council is seeking public event visionaries for its CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER. If you’ve got a bright idea, register now.
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Who: An initiative of the City of Melbourne supported by the Brisbane City Council.
What: CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE
close: Ongoing resource.
Contact: Visit the website at http://www.creativespaces.net.au.
Cost: FREE TO USE.
What’s happening: The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative
purposes and helps venue managers and owners to promote their spaces. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.
Free Use: A FREE tool for users to find creative spaces and venue managers to promote their spaces.
Who: The Australian Writers Guild (AWG)
WRITERS' GUILD SPONSORSHIP
Entries close: Ongoing
Contact: Go go to the AWG sponsorship page for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further queries.
to AWG about your idea.
What’s happening: The Rules. The Australian Writers’ Guild is proud to sponsor events,
festivals, awards and programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. They are also the proud sponsor of Best Screenplay Awards for a number of festivals and competitions.
If your organisation would like to get in touch with the Guild regarding sponsorship, head to their AWG sponsorship page to find out what types of events and awards they sponsor, how they show their support, and what they expect from the events they sponsor. You can then download and fill out the AWG sponsorship form before sending
it to email@example.com.
Who: The Brisbane City Council
What: CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER
Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.
Contact: For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(07) 3403 8888.
happening: The Rules. The Brisbane City Council is seeking public event visionaries. Help imagine events, learn more about creative development opportunities and hear about ways to work with Council on the Creative Events Register. Receive
email updates about expression of interest opportunities through the year. To register, visit http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/creativeeventsregister
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