News items updated 12 March 2017.
Leigh Hay has launched a new publishing venture.
Tales from the Treehouse https://www.talesfromthetreehouse.com.au
is a boutique writers’ cooperative offering insightful books with messages of humour, whimsy, truth, respect, hope and imagination.
Leigh created the publishing name Tales from the Treehouse as a way of publishing and marketing books with small print runs for target audiences.
Tales from the Treehouse offers books that retell old stories or provide insights into new ones. Books with the logo Tales from the Treehouse are designed to appeal to discerning adults and imaginative kids who want to read inspiring stories or have inspiring stories read to them. Tales from the Treehouse sets out to create books that appeal to all ages, but also stories that are so loved they are remembered, handed down to the next generation, and never given away. Titles published by Tales from the Treehouse are packed full of quirky characters, engrossing stories, extravagant colour and sensitive pencil illustrations.
Tales from the Treehouse is all Australian and proud to be so.
Check out authors and titles now available
Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition 2016/2017
Theme ‘Freedom’. Poems no longer than 60 lines, entry fee of $10 for first poem, $5 for subsequent poems.
Closes 13 April
Tales from the Treehouse
The Mozzie Poetry Prizes
The Mozzie is an independent poetry magazine that publishes over 400 poems a
year. 2017 will be its twenty-fifth year of publication. To celebrate, a
supporter who wishes to remain anonymous has donated funds to allow the magazine
to award three prizes of $100 each. No need for entry forms. All poems received
by post during the year 2017 are eligible.
Closes 31 December
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries,
presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to
showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement
in the literary world.
The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by literary experts, including Arifa Akbar, journalist, critic and former Literary Editor of The Independent.
Closes 31 August
Life in the Year 2024
WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia
Open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems. 50 lines
max, entries may be submitted via email as an attachment. Entry fee $8.50 for
first poem, each additional poem $5.50.
Closes 31 March
Invitation to self-published writers.
Invitation to discuss marketing, distribution, support group.
Sheila Malady Short Story Competition
‘In 2014, The Shakespeare on the River Festival's Short Story Competition was
At its heart, this competition is about celebrating and breathing new life into the works of Shakespeare by inviting writers to send us their own creations.
Closes 23 March
The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award
‘The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award commemorates the life and work of the
celebrated author of 'The Silver Brumby', and has been established to encourage
all writers to focus their stories on the Australian rural landscape. Up to 2500
words referencing an Australasian rural experience. The 2017 Theme: ‘Local
Stories, People, Places and Events’
Fiction or Non-Fiction.
Closes (check the website)
Guest poets sought.
3CR Spoken Word radio programs.