Damen O’Brien‘s poem On the Day You Launch won the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize.

Jan-Andrew Henderson‘s 23rd book Edinburgh New Town has been published by Amberley Press and he has just launched The Green Light Literary Rescue Service at https://www.thegreenlightconsultants.com/.

Robbie Kirk’s short story The Big Walk was published in Water Stories, an anthology produced from Natalie Sprite’s workshops of the same name. Robbie is a member of the Macleay Island Inspirational Writers Group.

Helen Taylor‘s short story Christmas Wish was shortlisted in the Furious Fiction Competition run by the Australian Writers’ Centre.

Carolyn Martinez‘s picture books The Umbilical Family, Discombobulated, It’s Raining Shoes, and Places to Poop have been recently published with Hawkeye Publishing.

Verity Croker‘s novel Jilda’s Ark has been published by Harmony Ink Press.

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen Has there ever been a more iconic opening sentence in a novel? Jane Austen may not be every reader or writers cup of tea, but there’s still much that…

ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay is in-conversation with Ginger Gorman discussing Troll Hunting. Where: Avid Reader Bookshop When: Friday 22 February, 6:00 pm Cost: $10 More information

The Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award is a national biennial award that identifies new talent in the art of children’s picture book illustration. Awarded to an Indigenous artist or emerging illustrator, the winner receives $10,000, a professional mentorship and the opportunity to illustrate a children’s picture book by a renowned Indigenous author. Deadline: Thursday 28 February Entry…

The Daisy Utemorrah Award is for an unpublished manuscript of junior or YA fiction by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writer. Graphic novels for junior or YA readers are also accepted. Deadline: Tuesday 30 April Entry Fee: Free More information

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