The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award
Entries for this award for an unpublished manuscript close 31 May. Entry is open to Australian residents under the age of 35, for works of fiction, Australian history or biography between 30,000 and 100,000 words. Prize of $20,000 in addition to royalties; the winning entry will be published by Allen & Unwin. Entry fee $25. For entry forms/guidelines, click http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=443.
Are you writing a novel or autobiography, or maybe contributing to an anthology? Careful editing and proofing is important to all written work. Benefit from media professional Peter Ramshaw's 32 years of experience. Cost: $25 for KSP Members/$40 others. Sat, June 18, 1pm–4pm, KSP Writer Centre, 11 Old York Rd, Greenmount. For details click http://kspf.iinet.net.au/events.html. Bookings essential, via email or phone 9294 1872.
Southerly Seeks Aboriginal Writers
Murri poet Lionel Fogarty and Nunga poet and author Ali Cobby Eckermann have been offered the opportunity to edit an edition of Southerly, Australia’s oldest and premier literary magazine. New and emerging Aboriginal writers are invited to submit short fiction, excerpts, essays, reviews and poetry on an open theme. The aim is to showcase a wide cross-section of talented writers.
Deadline 30 June.
For submission details, click http://www.writingwa.org/articles/Southerly-Seeks-Abor