The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

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We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition.

Winning entries will be published in a special insert to be included in May’s Victorian Writer.

Iowa City of Literature logo

Iowa City became the third UNESCO City of Literature.

It joined Edinburgh and Melbourne as the only UNESCO Cities of Literature, part of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network.

Congratulations to Melbourne writer and journalist, Helen Garner, whose latest novel, The Spare Room was awarded the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction in the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Melbourne City of Literature logo

Melbourne has joined Edinburgh as one of only two UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world.

UNESCO Cities of Literature work together to build strong global partnerships: encouraging literary exchanges, creating cross-cultural initiatives and developing local, national and international literary links. Each city is also dedicated to pursuing excellence in literature on a local level, engaging citizens in a dynamic culture of words.

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

Collective Celebrations

 

The UK Crime Writers’ Association have announced the shortlist for the 2018 Dagger awards. Among the shortlist are:

  • Emma Viskic, member, for ‘Resurrection Bay’.
  • Sherryl Clark, assessor, for ‘Trust Me, I’m Dead’.

 

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

Collective celebrations

 

The winners of the 2017 Aurealis Awards for the best Australian science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing published in 2017 have been announced.

Best science-fiction novel:

  • Jane Rawson for 'From the Wreck'

Best horror novel:

Check out the book packs in each of our weekly Subscriber-thon prize draws...

About a decade ago, Writers Victoria held a little competition: ‘Send us two-hundred words of non-fiction and we’ll give the winner a book.’ At the time I’d been tootling around with a non-fiction project for a couple of years. I had young children and a day job, but every now and then, in the cracks of my life, I’d do some research, do some writing, then do some more research.

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

Collective Celebrations

 

The shortlists for the 2018 Kibble and Dobbie Awards have been announced. Among the shortlisted titles for established Australian female author is:

Melbourne 31 July, 5-8pm

The inaugural Indie Publishing Forums are coming soon to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The forums will provide an unmissable evening of advice and insider knowledge from a range of publishing industry experts.

The forums are presented by the Small Press Network, Ingram Spark, Thorpe-Bowker and the Australian Society of Authors; and are supported by the Australian Booksellers Association, Queensland Writers Centre, Writers Victoria and Writers NSW.