On Sunday, 14 June 2015, the 2015 Writing Competition was launched at the Gold Coast Writers Association's 25th Anniversary Literary Luncheon.
If you are a writer wanting to be published by a traditional publisher, this is an opportunity to by-pass the slush pile and get your work in front of a traditional publisher.
Editor, Annette Barlow of Allen & Unwin is the final judge for the fiction first prize.
Editor, Libby Turner of Pan Macmillan is the final judge for the nonfiction first prize.
Second prize is a line edit and proof read from AS Editing & Proofreading for both fiction and nonfiction genres.
The competition is open to all writers over eighteen years of age within Australia and internationally. Entry fee is $30. Closing date is 30 August 2015.
For the competition guidelines and other important information click here: http://www.goldcoastwriters.org/competitions-gcwa/
Two prizes will be awarded in the short story competition for ages 7 - 10 years and 11 - 13 years. A prize of $50 will be awarded to each of the first place-getters in each age group.
The theme is open and entry is free. Closing date is 15 September 2015.
For the competition guidelines and other important information click here:
Sharpen your pens and/or flex your fingers and get writing.
These are opportunities don't come very often.
Happy writing and best of luck!