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: https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/

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.

Queensland

New South Wales

Tasmania

Victoria

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: https://www.openculture.com/free-online-writing-journalism-courses

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: http://ladyjabberwocky.com


Writing Prompts

Lady Jabberwocky publishes a weekly writing prompt. http://ladyjabberwocky.com

The Ragtag Community (an international group of bloggers) produce The Ragtag Daily Prompt, which is unsurprisingly published every day. https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com

Publishing

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