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Calling writers of childrens and young adults books

Posted by Rowena Cory Daniells on May 15, 2012

Text Publishing have opened their Children and Young Adults Writing Competition again. See here for details.

‘Both published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction. Judged by a panel of editors from Text Publishing, the winner will receive a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties.’

You can see the 2008, 2009, 2010 winners to get an idea. It closes June 1st, so set yourself a deadline and submit.

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Opportunity for Unpublished Manuscript

Posted by Rowena Cory Daniells on August 25, 2011

Over at Writing Australia a new award has opened up:

‘Unpublished Manuscript Award

$10,000 + $2,000 for a mentor of your choice

The Award, to aid in the development of the next stage of an unpublished manuscript, is for a work of adult literary or genre fiction. It will be granted to the work that shows the greatest promise and likely to benefit most from this opportunity.’

The judges are Valerie Parv, Mark McLeod and Peter Bishop. For more about Writing Australia, see here.

So get out your manuscripts, polish them, review them and get them in by October 13th, 2011.

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Calling YA and Children’s Writers

Posted by Rowena Cory Daniells on April 20, 2011

For those of you who don’t get the QWC e-bulliten:

QWC’s Manuscript Development programs are now open QWC has once again teamed up with some of Australia’s top publishers to create opportunities for emerging writers across the nation. The QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program is open for emerging writers of young adult fiction, fiction, and non-fiction. Applications close Thursday 21 July 2011. The Allen & Unwin Manuscript Development Program is for emerging writers of children’s fiction. Applications close Thursday 14 July.

Visit for all details and applications.

So polish those manuscripts and submit!

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