Resources for Writers

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Writing Competitions

Furious Fiction

Closing Date: Quarterly
Entry Fee: Free
First Prize: $500
Conducted by: Australian Writers' Centre'
Details: Flash fiction up to 500 words, topic is announced with  55 hours to write and submit.  Sign up ahead of time to receive the notificaiton
Where to enter:

Fellowship of Australian Writers Sponsored Competitions

FAW branches sponsor a number of writing competitions throughout the year, which members and non-members can enter. Details of the competitions are listed on the relevant state page.


New South Wales



Western Australia

Free Writing Courses

University-level Courses: Open Culture

Open Culture has a lot of links to free University-level courses. Here’s the link for their Writing Courses page:

Information About the Craft of Writing

Another very useful place to learn more about the craft of writing, for free, is Lady Jabberwocky’s blog:

Writing Prompts

Lady Jabberwocky publishes a weekly writing prompt.

The Ragtag Community (an international group of bloggers) produce The Ragtag Daily Prompt, which is unsurprisingly published every day.


Authors Publish Magazine gives updates on publishers who are seeking submissions.