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Charlotte Duncan Award for Children's Writing open!

Submissions are open for the Charlotte Duncan Award … more

CAUL-ASA Fellowships open!

The CAUL and ASA are inviting applications for the 2016 CAUL/ASA Fellowships. … more

The Stringbark Times Past Short Story Award 2016

Stringybark Stories are currently calling for submissions … more

Uneven Floor are calling for submissions!

Uneven Floor, an online poetry magazine is accepting submissions. … more

Blake in the Blackwood Prize

Calling all poets in the southwestern region of Western Australia! … more

Big Sky 2016 reaches new heights

Held last weekend (20 to 22 May), Big Sky hit new heights! … more

The Moth Short Story Prize

The Moth Short Story Prize 2016 is now calling for entries. … more

The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers

The Short Story Award for New Writers is open from May 15 – July 15, 2016 … more

The Affirm Press Mentorship Award now open!

Application round is now open! … more

The University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize now open!

The Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize is now open! … more

Short Online Screenwriting Courses

The Australian Film, Television and Radio School offers study opportunities … more

DCA's Young People and the Arts Fellowship

Check out the DCA Young People and the Arts Fellowship if interested … more

DCA Creative Development Grants Program

The round for the U-15k DCA Creative Development Grants Program is now open! … more

Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships now open!

The Magabala Books Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarships are now open! … more

US Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, seeking essays!

Creative Nonfiction are currently seeking essays for their upcoming issue! … more

The Creators for Creators Grant Offers $30k for Comics Creator

Creators for Creators has a fantastic opportunity for Comic Creators! … more

Book now for the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton!

The theme is 'No Limits'. … more

Denmark Festival of Voice - tickets are on sale now!

The program features local, national and international artists including... … more

Ros Spencer Poetry Prize 2016 now open!

A new poetry contest from WA Poets Inc. for original and unpublished poems. … more

John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers now open!

The prize is open exclusively to Australian secondary school students. … more

South West Bush Poets Festival in Busselton

This annual event is happening again in April 2016. … more

Toodyay - Creative Writing Group

Come down to Toodyay Public Library to join other like-minded writing creatives! … more

Book Clubs

writingWA can help you to find excellent Western Australian books to read! … more

Western Australian Writers' Groups

Find a writing group near you! … more

Books by the Bay literary weekend

Get together with your friends and book for this very special weekend away now! … more

2016 Tim Winton Award for Young Writers!

For students aged five to eighteen and in school years one to twelve. … more

Expression of Interest: MPAC Think-Tank

For young people interested in a career in writing or the the performing arts. … more

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Competition now open!

Entries are now open for the 2016 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. … more

Playwriting Australia 2016 WA Program

For aspiring WA playwrights or playwright enthusiasts! … more

Lending Rights Claims Closing Soon!

Be sure to register and apply by the 31 March 2016 if you are eligible! … more

2016 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Playwriting Competiton now open!

Submissions are now open for the 2016 AABB Foundation's Playwriting Competition! … more

Best Australian Writing Submissions now open!

Submissions for Best Australian Essays, Stories and Poems are now open. … more

Margaret River Press Short Story Competition 2016 Winner Announcement

Congratulations to South West winner, Phil Sparrow! … more

The Wildcare Nature Writing Prize - now open!

The Wildcare Nature Writing Prize 2016 is now open for entries from any writers. … more

Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers - now open!

The Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers is now open for anyone under 30. … more

Goldfields Writers Group welcomes new members

This group meets regularly in Kalgoorlie … more

Poetry d'Amour Love Poetry Contest - now open!

WA Poets Inc. are inviting poets to submit love poems. … more

Corrugated Lines: a festival of words dates released

The dates have been released for Corrugated Lines. … more

Randolph Stow Young Writer Awards - now open!

The 2016 RSYWA writing competition is now open. … more

Avon Valley Writers' Festival 2016 Dates

The dates have been released for the 2016 Avon Valley Writers' Festival. … more

2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award – last chance to enter!

There is one week left to submit for the T.A.G Hungerford award. … more

Tickets are on sale now for the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival! … more

WritingWA Awards winners announced

Congratulations to our 2015 writingWA award winners … more

Please tell us about your new book!

We can share the news about your new book! … more

Opportunities for writers in regional WA

The writingWA website shares information about opportunities for writers. … more

New funding program open

Applications are open now for the Regional Arts Legacy Grants at Country Arts... … more

Episode 10 of Cover to Cover is now online

Meet Susan Midalia as she discusses 'Feet to the Stars' with host Meri Fatin. … more

'Kids Love to Read Local' brochure

Pick up a copy of this brochure from your local CRC. … more

Discover great new WA children's books

Keep your children busy over summer with these great titles. … more

Pemberton - Writing group seeks new members

Meets on the second Saturday of the month. … more

Episode 8 of Cover to Cover is now online

Meet author Fiona Palmer, author of 'The Saddler Boys'. … more

Congratulations to York writer Guy Salvidge

On winning the 2015 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards. … more

Congratulations to Geraldton author Moira McKinnon

On being longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award. … more

PIAF Perth Writers Festival in the Great Southern

PIAF have released an agenda for their Great Southern Writers Festival … more

WritingWA's services to support Book Clubs

We can help your book club to find your next great read. … more

Love to Read Local e-newsletter

Find out about the latest Western Australian publications. … more

Create your own event to watch our interview with rural author Fiona Palmer

Get together with your friends to watch 'Cover to Cover' on Westlink TV. … more

Cover to Cover with author Bernice Barry

This month hear from the author of 'Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines" … more

Judy Nunn's tour of WA

Meet the author as she discusses her 13th novel, Spirits of the Ghan. … more

Self Published Authors invited to Margaret River festival

Self-published authors to be included in festival events. … more

Summer's Gone by Charles Hall: WA Tour

Margaret River Press Author Charles Hall is headed to WA... … more

New Appointment at Margaret River Press

Laurie Steed has been employed as Project Manager at Margaret River Press... … more

Information for Public Libraries

These writingWA services will help public libraries support writers and readers. … more

ABC's The Heywire Competition open now

For people aged 16-22 who live outside the big cities. … more

Linda J Bettenay's tour of WA continues

Hear the author discuss her latest books which are based on historical events. … more

Dates set for 2016 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Get out your diaries and mark June 2-6 2016! … more

Buying the books featured on Cover to Cover

All featured books are available to purchase from Crow Books. … more

Resources for Book Chat groups

The writingWA website contains resources to support your Book Chat group. … more

Kimberley Writers Prize 2015

Kimberley writers are invited to submit entries to the 2015 competition. … more

Magabala Books seeks new Marketing Manager

Job opportunity at leading independent publisher of books by Indigenous authors. … more

WA writers: let us help promote your latest publication

Tell us about your new book for inclusion in our Love to Read Local newsletter. … more

New Norcia Writers Festival - 12 September

Inaugural writers festival to be held in this historic monastic town. … more

Show about Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson seeking venues in WA

Opportunity to present a musical play about two of Australia's best known poets. … more

Denmark Festival of Voice

29 - 31 May 2015 The program includes poetry, spoken word and storytelling. … more

Subscribe to our new 'Love to Read Local' e-newsletter

Keep up with the latest WA publications via this free monthly e-newsletter. … more

View Episode 1 of Cover to Cover

Meet author Alan Carter as he discusses his latest book with host Meri Fastin. … more

2014 writingWA Awards Results Announced

Winners announced in awards for emerging writers based in regional WA. … more

Linda J Bettenay's tour of WA - May dates

The author is touring WA discussing her book 'Wishes for Starlight'. … more

The Great Typewriter Tour

Two W.A. playwrights read poetry, fiction and drama by West Australian authors. … more

Linda J Bettenay's tour of WA - April dates

The author will share the inspiration and stories behind her latest book. … more

Cover to Cover Coming Soon

Don't miss the first episode of Cover to Cover with Meri Fatin, … more

New apps for kids bring two popular Indigenous stories to life

Apps of 'Mamang' and 'Caterpillar and Butterfly' available for purchase now. … more

Bookings are open for the Mandurah Readers and Writers Festival

Book now for this new festival being held on in Mandurah on 15-17 April 2015. … more

Winners announced of the Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition

A collection of selected entries will be launched in May. … more

Country Style Magazine's Short Story Competition

Theme 'branching out'. Entries close on May 29, 2015. First prize $5000. … more

Australian Society of Authors - Chat Room events

These sessions enable regional authors to connect and share information. … more

Young Travel Writer 2015 Competition

The West Australian newspaper's Young Travel Writer Competition closes 6 March. … more

Workshop for aspiring and emerging writers

AN all-day workshop on Friday, May 29 from 9.30-3.30. … more

The 2015 Perth Writers Festival Twitter Novella

Follow @pwfnovella on Twitter so that you can be part of the creative chaos... … more

National survey of Australian authors

All published authors are invited participate. Closes at the end of Feb 2015. … more

In Conversation

Peter FitzSimons, Dianne Wolfer, Ross Coulthart, Ted Egan and Roland Perry. … more

Deb Fitzpatrick School Sessions in Albany

Author talks to local high schools … more

'The Trouble with Flying and other stories' Author Evening

Come along for a literary evening … more

Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition

Deadline 18 October 2014 … more

Albany Author's Book an Honour Book for Premier's Book Award

Light Horse Boy … more

"Head Tales" Heads South West

If you live in the South West, have a story you would like to share and... … more

Peter Docker, Jandamarra and My Town

Author and actor Peter Docker … more

Twitter - writingWA and ProximityWA

We are on twitter … more

Pickawoowoo Publishing Group named South West Micro Business

2014 South West Small Business of the Year … more

THE WRITINGWA AWARDS ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

The Awards will consist of two individual annual prizes: The Curtin... … more

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