The Inaugural Stella Prize

The Stella Prize 2013 Winner is  Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany

Announced Tuesday 16 April

Click on the cover image to find out more about the book and explore the site to find out more about The Stella Prize.

"Mateship with Birds, is a triumph of noticing and, having noticed, of carefully, meticulously assembling the things that have been noticed into a novel"

“Mateship with Birds, is a triumph of noticing and, having noticed, of carefully, meticulously assembling the things that have been noticed into a novel”

The Stella Prize is a major new literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing. It is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin, and celebrates women’s contribution to Australian literature. The Stella Prize rewards one writer with a significant monetary prize of $50,000.

2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

2012 winners announced!

The Prime Minister and Arts Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of the six 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards at the National Library of Australia.

Fiction – Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears
Poetry – Intesrferon Psalm by Luke Davies
Non-fiction – An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark by Mark McKenna
Prize for Australian History – The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage
Young adult fiction – When We Were Two by Robert Newton
Children’s fiction – Goodnight, Mice! By Frances Watts, illustrated by Judy Watson

CHECKOUT THE SHORTLISTED BOOKS AND CLICK ON THE LIVE LINKS…

YOU WILL FIND A PAGE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF EACH BOOK

Fiction

Poetry

Non-fiction

Prize for Australian History

Young adult fiction

Children’s fiction

City of Rockingham 2012 Short Fiction Awards

City of Rockingham Writing Awards Opportunity 2012

Event Date 12 Oct 12

Event Location Rockingham

 2012 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards.

This is a national competition and the voucher prizes are transferrable.

Event Details link

Over $2000 in prizes on offer in three categories – an outstanding short story opportunity for writers of all ages.
 
Entry is free, and all entered stories must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork upon the entry form – Spring Breakers: Trigg, by Julie Silvester (2004, from the City of Rockingham Art Collection).
 

Prizes :

Open Awards
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Over 50s
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Young Writers Awards
1st prize $250
2nd prize $100
3rd prize $50
Rockingham Shopping Centre vouchers

This is a wonderful opportunity for budding young writers! Entries close 12th October, so plenty of time.

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…