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

Monday, June 10, 2013

Creative Writing Series with Lucas North @ FAC

The Eclectic Transgression Sessions with Lucas North  - fiction ideas for pushing at publication. 
Series runs June-July 2013 at the FAC.
Class is 10.00am-noon. OOTA $20, Non-OOTA $25

No booking required.
Venue:  Room 2, Upstairs North Wing, FAC, 1 Finnerty St.

Friday, 14th June
One :
Two Places At Once: Use this idea as a stepping off point into the unknown? Is the concept an impossibility, or an everyday reality? Literal and metaphorical explorations of ideas not on the news.

Friday, 28th June
desensitised senses: ways to discover how as a person and a writer you’ve unknowingly stepped into the future and  become numb to things that would have blown your mind not so long ago.

Friday, 12th July
Them : the people we fear most and why they are the best subjects for interrogation, fiction and imagination.

Friday, 26th July
: Empire Down: within our lifetime changes personal, social & technological have come, have passed and are yet to come. Keep the future from becoming banal & prevent the past from slipping into nostalgia. The key is writing In the NOW.

Lucas North
has been published in indigo, Blue Dog, Westerly, & Eco Poetics, North America. In 2007, he won a Longlines Fellowship at Varuna Writers House for his novel writing, and was writer-in-residence at Tom Collins House in 2008.  He is currently working on his 11th novel White Phosphorous.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Australian Literature Review - Short Story Comp - June 2013

Australian Literature Review - Short Story Comp - June 2013

Congratulations to Rachael Mead for her short story Night Skyline, which has won the May short story competition (theme: small town setting).
Night Skyline shows the story of a Country Fire Service worker who attends a road accident.
Thank you to the other shortlisted writers and to everyone who entered a story.
The May short story competition is one in a series of three monthly short story competitions running in April, May and June. So you still have a chance to enter for June. Click on link here
- a book pack (titles below) courtesy of Bloomsbury Australia
- feedback of 400-500 words on your story by Alison Booth

AuslanderOnce You Break a Knuckle: StoriesCanadaUnaccustomed EarthWaiting for SunriseUmbrellaTenth of DecemberSan Miguel

The fan fiction competitions for The Life and Times of Chester Lewis and for Possessing Freedom are also open to entries of 2000-4000 word stories until August 31. Each has a first prize of $2000 and entry costs $10 if you pay your entry before the end of June.

Writing Novels in Australia

Call For Applications – Contributors For 2014
Would you like to be a Writing Novels in Australia main contributor for 2014?
If you are selected, this will involve submitting six articles of 500+ words each by September 15 and another six articles of 500+ words each by December 15, to go online one per month during 2014.
Contributors are unpaid, but being a contributor brings significant publicity value. Writing Novels in Australia has thousands of readers, at all levels of novel writing, reading and publishing throughout Australia (and beyond).
Applications are open until midnight Friday July 5 for the following kinds of novelists in Australia:
Aspiring novelists – People who are aiming to get a first novel professionally* published and have made significant progress toward making this happen.
Early-career novelists – People who have had one or two novels professionally published.
Established novelists – People who have had three or more novels professionally published.
*By “professionally” published I mean published by a major publisher or something at a similar level to being published by a major publisher. Self-published novelists are not excluded from consideration. However, many self-published titles fall below professional standards in areas such as concept, editing, formatting, cover design, distribution channels, marketing and publicity methods, and establishing a readership, so self-published novelists will have to convince me of your professionalism.
The mix of main contributors for 2014 will have at least several of each kind of novelist above.
Graphic novelists are also welcome to apply.
To apply, follow the two steps below and email to

For further information click here

Market: Popshot Magazine


Popshot is now open for literary submissions for its tenth issue. We're looking for original, thought-provoking writing that will address the theme, and fascinate and engage our readers.
* The theme is ‘Wild’.
* Poems must be up to 25 lines.
* Short fiction must be up to 2,000 words.
* Send up to 3 poems/short stories per submission.
* Please include a paragraph or two about yourself, and a short description of what inspired the writing that you have submitted.
* Submit poems/short stories within the body of the email to by July 25th 2013 at the very latest.
We'll look forward to reading your mini masterpieces. If you want to get a firmer grasp of the kind of writing we publish in Popshot, buy a copy or subscribe to three issues for £10.

Check our their blog too @


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More