Wombat Books: Chapter Competition

Hi All

Wombat Books is running a first chapter competition for their conference. You can submit the first chapter of your unpublished novel and go in the running to receive a free pass to a masterclass, which they say is worth up to $400. There is a $20 entry fee.

You can enter here.

Emerging Writers Group “Bookshop” Competition

This Month, Paul & Beth have been so kind as to create a competition for all of the emerging writers.

The wonderful prize is a “sit-down” with a published author who writes for the same age group that you write for.

The only parameters for competition entries are as follows

  1. It must be under 500 words in length
  2. It must be set in a bookshop

Entries can be a full story, short story or excerpt and can be on any topic, or subject, it just needs to be set in a bookshop.  Entries for the competition close on 14th May 2019 and all entries will be posted to EWG Online (as I am now calling it) shortly after.

A voting form will be available online, and you will have a total of 3 points to divide between two stories.  One will receive 2 points, the other will receive 1. You may not vote for your own entry.

Please email your entries directly to Beth at staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au with the subject line “EWG Bookshop Competition Entry”


Good luck and happy writing!

The Next Chapter Writers’ Scheme

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Applications now open for The Next Chapter.

Every writer knows that the story is only the beginning; that original storytelling needs time, support and a space in which to thrive.

That’s why we created The Next Chapter writers’ scheme, supported by the Aesop Foundation, to help a new wave of writers develop their skills and writing from the ground up.

Each year, we pick ten outstanding writers and give them $15,000 each to develop their work. We match them with a mentor and work closely with them on bringing their writing to life, connecting them with peers, publishers and readers.

Applications for 2019 are open until 5pm Friday 12 July. And if you prefer, you can have someone nominate you, too. We’ll need a writing sample and a few other pieces of information, but we’ll keep this brief – you should be writing, not bogged down in endless applications!

If you think The Next Chapter could be for you, we’re here to help.

Find out more – and apply >

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