The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

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: 

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

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 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.

 

A portrait of Bel Woods

Writers Victoria is so pleased to announce the recipient of our Only Connect Digital Writer Residency for Carers: Regional and Rural Writers for 2019.  Bel Woods is a Victorian writer, residing in Ballarat. She enjoys both contemporary and lyrical literary fiction, especially the exploration of female characters within these contexts.

Xia Cui shares her thoughts on the Chinese Writers Festival

Xia Cui has written for 'Peril' about her experiences at the recent Chinese Writers Festival.