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 25, 2015

Keep Track of Overland's List of Prizes

Mark this in your diary: Overland’s magnificent list of prizes

For several years now, Overland has been hosting a number of prestigious prizes, with support from organisations such as the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Victoria University, Story Wines and the National Union of Workers.

To save you having to keep track of when they open and close, we've made this handy list @

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bunbury Writing for Performance Competition

The Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival creates opportunities for established and emerging writers of all ages to have their work seen by a live audience. If you like to write and would like your work performed then Shore Lines is for you. The competition calls for written entries that will be judged on the quality of the writing and its suitability for performance. We encourage a wide range of genres including monologues, poems, plays, songs, stories, comedy, hip hop or rap.

Entries are open until Friday 27 March 2015 and will be judged by an expert panel from Edith Cowan University. There are two categories aimed specifically at young writers: one for primary and one for secondary school aged. A third category is open for all ages. There is an impressive range of prizes on offer including a week's residency at the Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writer's retreat for the open category winner to absorb themselves in their craft.

An entry forms is attached to this email and is available for download from our website by visiting this link -

Not sure where to start? Why not attend a free workshop at BREC? We will be holding a Writing for Performance workshop this Thursday, 26 February from 6-8pm. Please note that workshop places are strictly limited so registration is essential by emailing

Kind regards,

Katherine Weston
Marketing Officer – Media & Promotions
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
T: 08 9792 3116
F: 08 9792 3122

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Be a Bad Romeo Competition

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CALLING ALL WRITERS: Win a 1-on-1 meeting with Pan Macmillan’s Commissioning Editor!

Those wonderful folks at Pan Macmillan have done it again for aspiring writers, putting the incredible opportunity of a 1-on-1 meeting with their Commissioning Editor up for grabs in a new competition!

To celebrate the release of Bad Romeo, they’re asking you to submit a 1000-word story using the characters from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to before Friday the 3rd of April!

Pretty easy huh?

Make sure your submission is in 12pt Times New Roman font and double spaced, and be sure to include 100 words about yourself, including any websites, blog or social media pages, as well as any previously published or self-published works. You must be an Australian or New Zealand resident to enter.

Don’t forget, this opportunity is brought to you by the new release Bad Romeo, which may have the best tagline of 2015 so far.

The heart wants what it wants…

and sometimes it wants something bad.


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