StoryLinks 2023 Short Story Competition Winner
The winner of this year's Short Story competition for writers aged 18+ was announced at the Narelle Oliver Lecture in Children's Literature given by the current Children's Laureate Gabrielle Wang. The winning short story is The Loophole by Alison Rutstein. Alison very kindly
StoryLinks 2023 Short Story Competition short list!
And the wait is finally over. There were some fabulous stories entered in this year's competition but these four were standouts - excellent writing, delicious humour, vivid characterisation, deft plotting and loads of audience appeal. In Alphabetical order: Revenge of the Bush
Short Story Competition for adults writing for children
The 2023 Short Story competition for adults aged 18+ is now open for submissions. Due date for entries is April 2, 2023, the Shortlist will be announced on May 6, 2023, and the winner will be announced at the annual Narelle
A Writer’s Resolutions – some New Year’s suggestions from Wendy Orr
Some timely words from Wendy Orr, the 2022 winner of the Book Links Award for Children's Historical Fiction. New Year’s resolutions are often scoffed at, but what if we had some gentle ones, reflecting a state of mind rather than a
Ask a Writer: Sean Williams on writing
Sean Williams is the author of over fifty novels. He has been on the New York Times Best Seller lists, won awards and is very successful all round. His latest books have been reviewed here: Her Perilous Mansions and Honour
Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships now open for 2022.
Writing NSW is excited to announce the return of the Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships for 2022. The Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships are awarded annually to writers who have a work of fiction, creative non-fiction, a play, or a suite of poems that is
Shortlist for 2022 Short Story Competition for writers 18+
The art of the short story is alive and well. We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for this year's short story competition for writers aged 18+. This year we had a record 43 entries from which the judges chose
Interview with Katrina Nannestad
Here is a fascinating YOUTUBE Interview with Katrina where she answers questions about her writing and her book We Are Wolves. Katrina is an Australian author who grew up in New South Wales. Her writing celebrates family, friendship and belonging. Her novels
STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers
Children in Grades 4, 5 and 6 are invited to write a short story of between 1000 and 1500 words - on any subject. The winner will receive $100 and have their story published on the StoryLinks website. IMPORTANT DATES Entries due by
Matilda Children’s Literature Prize Shortlist announced
Three manuscripts shortlisted for Australia’s inaugural Matilda Children’s Literature Prize HarperCollins Children’s Books Australia is delighted to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Matilda Children’s Literature Prize. Launched to discover the country’s next great voice in children’s literature, The Matilda received nearly
2020 Short Story competition now open!
All writers of children’s stories aged 18+ are invited to enter the 2020 StoryLinks Short Story competition Entries should be a short story, maximum of 1000 words, suitable for children of any age up to 15 years old. Due date for entries