Paper submissions to the 21st Annual AAWP conference are closed

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Latest News

  • Chapter One winner announcement - The AAWP takes great pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2016 ‘Chapter One’ prize.  The winner is Ruby Todd for her manuscript Counterpart. The AAWP takes great pleasure in announcing a highly commended entry: Lyn Dickens forBirdwatching in the Erinyes. Dickens’ work was long listed for the highly prestigious Richell Prize (2016). The University of Western Australia […]
  • Creative Writing/Literature PhD projects available at Curtin - Up to two creative writing/literature PhD positions are now open for application at Curtin University for an innovative collaborative PhD program with the University of Aberdeen commencing early 2017. PhD candidates will be enrolled at both Curtin University and University of Aberdeen and will, on completion, receive a joint award. The first and third years […]
  • Fraudulent emails using AAWP name - We have become aware of fraudulent emails advertising a scam competition that mimics our Emerging Writers’ Prize. The competition targets young, school-aged children. The fraudulent was sent from the following email address: Aawp-prize@outlook.co.uk As many of you will know, we were recently partnered with UWRF for our Emerging Writers’ Prize. The winner was announced September […]