Tuesday, June 22, 2021

from OLNEY Magazine ...

 Submit your work!

We are looking for both Photography & Poetry submissions for Print Issue 2: Fall 2021 — Just like with Issue 1, the next issue will be a limited printing.

All contributors receive a free copy, while the proceeds from sales go to benefit our current charity partner.

Deadline for all submissions is through 7/1, 11:59pm EST

general guidelines.

  • Send the following in the body of an email to: Submit@olneymagazine.com

    • Type only the submission category (poetry/photography/etc.) as your subject line

    • Name & pro-nouns

    • Short bio (<100 words)

    • Author Photo

    • Website & Social Links

    • Cover letter optional

Thursday, June 17, 2021

from the State Library of Western Australia

 Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist for the 2020 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards!

The Awards support, develop and recognise excellence in writing. At $60,000, the Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship is one of the most valuable awards in Australian arts and open to writers of any style, medium or genre. Other than the Daisy Utemorrah Award, all the awards are open to Western Australian authors.

The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and Young Adult Fiction is open to Indigenous writers from across Australia. This award is administered by Broome-based Indigenous publisher Magabala Books with support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. 

The shortlists:

The Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer ($15,000)

  • Father of the Lost Boys by Yuot A. Alaak (Fremantle Press)
  • Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs (Scribe Publications)
  • A Question of Colour by Pattie Lees and Adam C. Lees (Magabala Books)
  • We Can't Say We Didn't Know by Sophie McNeill (ABC Books: An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  • The Salt Madonna by Catherine Noske (Pan Macmillan Australia)

The Premier’s Prize for Writing for Children ($15,000)

  • How to Make a Bird - Written by Meg McKinlay and Illustrated by Matt Ottley (Walker Books Australia)
  • Littlelight by Kelly Canby (Fremantle Press)
  • Shirley Purdie: My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe by Shirley Purdie (Magabala Books)
  • Across The Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble (Allen & Unwin)
  • Willy-willy Wagtail: Tales from the Bush Mob by Helen Milroy (Magabala Books)

The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and YA ($15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books)

  • Home is Calling - Natasha Leslie
  • Dirran - Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler

The Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship ($60,000)

  • Amanda Bridgeman
  • Donna Mazza
  • Jon Doust
  • Madelaine Dickie
  • Sisonke Msimang

    Last updated on: 17 June 2021

    Tuesday, June 08, 2021

    Poems come first ...




    There are fallen leaves

    at the backdoor

    but I won’t sweep them.

    I have more important

    poetry matters to attend to.