Category Archives: Literary Competitions

Aurealis Awards Finalists

It’s that time of year again and the AA Shortlist has been announced. Very proud to share the good news. Congratulations to Launz and Tansy who are finalists: Path of Night by Dirk Flinthart (FableCroft Publishing) in the Best Horror Novel … Continue reading

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Shortlistings Galore

We’re having a little Squee Day over here at ROR. First there’s Tansy and the Galactic Suburbia team who have been nominated for a Hugo for the second time.  (You can see their interview after last year’s nomination here). Alisa, … Continue reading

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Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Competition

Asimov did it, Laura K Hamilton did it (in her first Antia Blake books). What’s that? They wrote mysteries, cross-genre mysteries. Clan Destine Press are offering a Cross-Genre Award ($300) in the:- 19th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime short story competition … Continue reading

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Felicity makes the Final Three of the Text YA Fiction Competition

We’re doing a Squee! for Felicity, regular ROR blog reader and guest poster. (See Fel’s post on using research to give authenticity to your writing. She talks about her time on the tall ship and a balloon ride). Felicity (writing … Continue reading

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A short story competition for writers of mysteries

Since I began interviewing spec fic writers I’ve noticed that many of them also write mysteries*. I think the world building needed to write SF or fantasy is similiar in some ways to the world building needed to craft a … Continue reading

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Short Story Competiton

The New Zealand Writers College short story competition is open to both NZ and OZ writers (who have had less than 4 short stories published). Winning or placing in competitions is a good way to establish your writing credentials. The … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Writers

The QWC Hachette Mauscript Development Program has opened again. This is not genre specific, in fact it is not even fiction specific, so you might have a non-fiction book to submit. Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 12th July. You can download … Continue reading

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The Terry Pratchett First Novel Award 2012

Calling all unpublished writers… THE TERRY PRATCHETT ANYWHERE BUT HERE, ANYWHEN BUT NOW FIRST NOVEL AWARD ‘Sir Terry Pratchett had this to say: Anywhere but here, anywhen but now. Which means we are after stories set on Earth, although it … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Beholder: litcomp judging and grant assessment

This week Margo Lanagan, four time World Fantasy winner, is talking about her experiences judging literary competitions and grant applications. Take it away, Margo … I’ve just finished two simultaneous 3-year stints, one as a judge for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary … Continue reading

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