The $4000 Guy Morrison Prize for Literary Journalism recognises excellence in Literary Journalism and is awarded for the best piece of Literary Journalism by an undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled in a Writing or Journalism program in an Australian university. In the context of this Prize, Literary Journalism is defined as: "a factually accurate, well-researched story that demonstrates the use of fiction techniques in a work of non-fiction; a work that is written with style, flair, detailed description and narrative flow; a work that demonstrates a journalistic and critical understanding of some of the finest reportage in the English language". The work submitted for the Prize must demonstrate these qualities. Submissions close 30 April – click here to download details.
Do you write short stories? AAWP members are invited to join the international community of writers publishing and selling their work on the new short story publishing website, Cut a Long Story (CUT). The site has been developed in partnership with the National Association of Writers in Education in the UK, and many NAWE members are now featured. If you would like your work to be included ahead of the public launch of CUT later this year (with major financial backing), then do please register now and upload your stories. CUT is proudly committed to a fair deal for writers — and currently fighting the tax on e-books that is imposed within Europe. Visit www.cutalongstory.com
Abstracts are sought for the 20th annual AAWP Conference - Writing the Ghost Train: Rewriting, Remaking, Rediscovering. Swinburne University of Technology will host the conference from Sunday 29 November to Tuesday 1 December, 2015.