The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

– Winner of the 2018 Grace Marion Wilson Prize for Fiction –

The sex did not bother Jane as much as the poppy seeds pooling in the cracks between the floorboards. She crushed them underfoot on her way to the bathroom, and they released their oil and penetrated the untreated oak, leaving small, sticky reminders of that other business, his business, the pink-haired, pierced impetus behind his sudden interest in baked goods.

Emma Cayley asks Affirm's Ruby Ashby-Orr about the submission process.

Congratulations to WV tutor AS Patric for winning the 2016 Miles Franklin Award for his novel 'Black Rock White City', announced last week at the opening of Melbourne Writers Festival.

The book is set in the 1990s and follows the life of a couple, a former poet and academic, who escape war-torn Yugoslavia and end up living in Melbourne as cleaners.

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 Queensland Literary Awards (QLAs) have been announced.

Among the shortlisted titles in each category are:

Children’s:

  • Jane Godwin, tutor, for ‘Go Go and the Silver Shoes’

Young Adult: 

See below for opportunities to enter writing competitions and prizes in 2020. We have made particular effort to collate a comprehensive list of prizes and competitions, as we know many of our members and supporters have experienced significant changes to employment and lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are looking for writing opportunities. If you would like to contribute to this list, please contact us.

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 Wheeler Centre (TWC) has announced the 10 inaugural recipients of the 2018 Next Chaptergrants for developing writers, each worth $15,000.

Among the 2018 Next Chapter recipients are:

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 2018 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs), the children’s choice book awards for New South Wales, have been announced.

Among the winners in each category are:

Fiction for older readers

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 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awardshave been announced.

Among the shortlisted titles are:

Fiction

You should have received the 'The Victorian Writer' Oct-Nov issue in the post by now, but we are aware that some of you are still waiting on your copies to arrive.

If you still haven't received your copy yet, please let us know and we'll get one to you as soon as we can. Email publications@writersvictoria.org.au or call 03 9094 7841.

 

Writers Victoria's Tara Mitchell interviewed Victorian entrepreneur, Nicola Moras, about her new book 'Visible'. 'Visible' dives into the world of marketing through an online presence and how to develop a social media/digital strategy.

 

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SnapChat, Pinterest, YouTube, Podcasting…the list goes on! How would an author go about choosing the best platform to focus on?