Join us and meet other writers!

In the leafy grounds and hibiscus shade of the Fremantle Arts Centre Café.

Flame Trees in the Courtyard

Take your time to feel the energy of leaf power.

Friendly Fauna

Oh good, a bunch of writers with food!

Always be on the lookout for strange characters

They will make an interesting plot.

Haiku for Joyce

concrete two-seater
come, come, all writers sit on
my hard art

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize 2012

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Entry to the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, in memory of the late Australian writer, is now open.



CLOSING DATE: 31 May 2012

Judges: Gregory Day, Mark Gomes, Maria Takolander

ABR gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Mr Ian Dickson.

The guidelines and entry form are attached and are available on the ABR website –

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Seeking your Poems

The Disappearing is an innovative new app that (literally) explores poetry and place. Created by The Red Room Company, The Disappearing uncovers poetry’s invisible currents in the world around us. An interactive smartphone app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, The Disappearing uses geolocation technology to match poetry to place. Over 2012, The Disappearing will operate like a temporary journal, with three ‘issues’ covering three cities throughout the year. We’re calling for poems about the Sydney area and the people in it. You don’t have to be from Sydney; all we ask is that you consider the theme of ‘disappearing’ in your work. Check out the attached flyer for The Disappearing and please share widely! For a web version, check out The Red Room Company

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Momentum - New Digital Publishing

Momentum is a part of Pan Macmillan Australia.

Pan Macmillan Australia is a traditional print publisher that publishes its titles digitally simultaneous with print. Momentum is a digital-only publisher that publishes most titles in ebook formats only and some titles in print-on-demand format as well. Some other differences.

Momentum is open to publishing fiction and non-fiction in most traditional and non-traditional genres. This includes new and previously published shorter length stories, essays and journalism between 15,000 to 50,000 words, genre novels and non-fiction between 50,000 to 100,000 words and longer and complex narratives of over 100,000 words.

Go to Momentum Books

Sunday, February 5, 2012

2012 T. A. G. Hungerford Award for Fiction, Non-fiction

The T.A.G. Hungerford Award is a biennial award that celebrates literary merit and originality, and is given for a full length manuscript of fiction or creative non-fiction, by a Western Australian author unpublished in book form. In addition to the cash prize, the Award also provides publication of the winning manuscript with Fremantle Press.

The Hungerford Award has now moved into a new era with the recent announcement that the 2012 Award will go forward with the generous support of the Friends and Family of the late Bill Warnock; the family donating a cash prize of $12,000.

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday, 31st July 2012

View guidelines @ WritingWA

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rosie Barter reads from her memoir @ Varuna Writers Blog

Rosie didn't let us know. However, we congratulate her beautiful reading of a work-in-progress "Memoir: Grandpa Zac” on the Varuna Writers blog. Listen or read Rosie's great writing @ Varuna Writer-a-Day


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