Awards & Opportunities

Take a look at Awards & Opportunities at WordWorlds.

More author links and pep talks from authors.

Learn about and link to :

The Text Prize

The Vogel

The Inky’s

National Novel Writing Month

more to come…

Non-fiction needs new nomenclature

It’s such a negative connotation, ‘non’, even in the context of reading when it excludes ‘fiction’. Boundaries get crossed. There’s ‘faction’ – fiction woven into ‘real’ historical facts and non-fiction written in ‘literary’ styles.

We need new words!

Reading non-fiction is an opportunity to pursue your interests, relish wonderful writing and take you to places you haven’t yet imagined. Like all writing – like history – it is written through the experience and background of the author. The Rory Gilmore Book Club discussion page at goodreads is a place to start.

How many times have you finished a fiction book that swept you away and THEN you want to know all about the author. That’s what happens to me.  This weekend I knocked over M.J. Hyland’s How the Light Gets In, and got swept up in discovering everything about M.J. Hyalnd, and everything else that she has written. So, reading non-fiction is something about wanting – like all reading – to roll about in the luscious words, to find out, and to be taken somewhere else.

Visit Word Worlds Non-fiction, and watch it grow.

The Avengers

The Avengers (Marvel) Annual Fraser Movie Night

6 PM 22nd May 

 Village Cinema

Find your favourite Avenger at Marvel Comics. Interact on the website.

(picture from TV Tropes avengers_7138.jpg)

Created by Stan Lee (video, and interview on this link) :  Stan’s co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as hundreds of others.

Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics.

Aurealis Awards 2012 Announced

Aurealis Awards Site

Congratulations Mrs. Wessely

Fruit of the Pipal Tree by Thoraiya Dyer published in After the Rain (Fablecroft Publishing – Mrs. Wessely’s own publishing house)Winner of the Fantasy Short Story 2011

The Aurealis Awards recognising the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Annual Australian National Science Fiction Convention’s Ditmar Awards and the Australian Children’s Book Council Awards. Neither of those awards distinguishes between the different categories of speculative fiction. The growing list of Aurealis Awards finalists and winners will increase the profile of Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and provide an essential reading list for anyone interested in these genres.

Four categories: science fiction, fantasy, horror, Children’s fiction 8-12 years and young adult. From

BUFTA – for 11 & 12 students Film & Television Awards

*********OPEN NOW********

Bond University Film & Television Awards : If you’re in Year 11 or 12 simply enter a short film and you could win one of the fantastic prizes on offer. The overall best film will WIN a full scholarship to study Film and Television at Bond University, valued at over $91,000!  Home Page – lots of information, past winners, footage etc.


Competition Opens 30 April.

Entries Close 12 October



ABC Heywire Competition

Heywire calling all 10, 11 and 12 students from rural and regional Australia.

The HEYWIRE competition is now open to people aged 16 – 22, to submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.

 Write a story, record an audio piece, edit together a video or snap a picture. Upload it to the site, and you might be jumping on a plane in February for a week that you’ll never forget!

That’s us…

See the website for details.

You can enter now.

Every year 40 winners get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, held in February at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Participants, debate and workshop issues with industry and ABC mentors, brunch with politicians, tour the War Memorial, learn leadership skills and attend a reception in their honour at Parliament House.


OzKidz in Print – reading for you

OzKidz in Print – You can read this magazine on-line – for school age students opportunities to publish their writing.Grade 4-6 Year 7-9 Year 10-12 +

The Australian Children’s Literary Board is registered by the Federal Government as a Cultural Organisation, to promote children’s literacy and run the annual Young Australian Writer’s Awards. 

Provides scholarships to students, along with fundraising ventures, a not for profit charity.

About the OzKidz Literary Awards