The #AWP21 Virtual Conference & Bookfair is just weeks away and we are so excited to bring over 250 events to you, right in the comfort and safety of your own home. Check out this sneak peek to see more of what #AWP21 has to offer and register now!
To reward postgraduate academic practice excellence, the AAWP Executive this year reinstated two prizes for the best postgraduate papers presented at conference – one for a scholarly research presentation and one for a creative/hybrid research presentation. To learn more about the results, head to our prizes page here.
The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) / Voiceworks (Express Media) invite submissions of Sudden Writing.
We are deeply interested in capturing a composite “picture” of what people are writing about. Now. Please send creative work—short-short fiction, “sudden” fiction, “sketchy” stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, as well as hybrid forms.
We are accepting submissions on the following scale: up to 400 words prose, 40 lines for poetry, 200 words for prose poems, and the equivalent for hybrid forms. Submissions must be previously unpublished. Please send your most polished work, without delay.
If you win you will receive $500. You will have your work published on the Express Mediawebsite and receive a Voiceworks subscription. You will also receive a one-year membership to the AAWP.
Submission window: 30 October 2020 – 15 November 2020 (midnight) AEDT
- 400 words prose
- 40 lines for poetry
- 200 words for prose poems
Take advantage of this opportunity to win a significant cash prize and get published. Be welcomed into the thriving writing communities of Voiceworks and the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP).
How to Enter:
- Entry is via: https://meniscusliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit
- The entry fee is $5.00.
FUTURES FOR CREATIVE WRITING ONLINE CONFERENCE
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK in association with EACWP (European Association of Creative Writing Programmes)
Friday 21 May – Sunday 23, May 2021
(Scriptwriting Keynote TBA)
This online conference seeks to bring together PhD research students, Creative Writing tutors and graduates, writers and scholars to explore the varieties of practice in our discipline now, the points of convergence and contention, and, crucially, the opportunities for future development and the forces that may shape the nature of writing in the academy over the next several years.
Topics for papers will be organised into virtual panels and we’d particularly welcome proposals that address the teaching of writing in response to recent global crises, which might include but not be limited to the following themes:
- Innovations in Creative Writing pedagogy
- Decolonising the curriculum Digital
- Technology and Creative Writing
- Writing and the environment
- Employability and the Creative Industries
We are keen to explore the expanded possibilities of online conferencing, and welcome suggestions for panels and roundtables that demonstrate the potential for a reconceived pedagogy in Creative Writing.
For a 20-minute paper or roundtable proposal, please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to the conference organisers at CW50.firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, affiliation, email address, and a 120-word biography.
The NEW deadline for submissions is Monday 16 November, 2020. We will reply to all applicants by Tuesday 15 December, 2020.
Rates: full delegate £50; postgraduate £30; EACWP/NAWE members, £35. Further information on technical arrangements will be provided in February 2021, when general registration will also open.
You can view a full version of the CFP here.
We’re delighted to bring you the following prize results for 2020.
AAWP—Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Translators’ Prize
Winner: ‘423 Colours- excerpts from the Spanish novel 423 colores by Juan Gallardo and Rafael Avendaño’, translated by Lilit Thwaites
‘A Dosimeter on the Narrow Road to Oku’ by Durian Sukegawa, translated by Alison Watts
‘Mestri Di Mont’ an excerpt from Tito Maniacco’s (1932-2010) memoir, Mestri di mont (2007), translated by Valentina Maniacco.
‘Martin, Martin’s Newborn Brother, His Father, His Mother, The Doctor, Aunt Juanita, The Birdcages and a Bird’ – a short story by Ana María Moix, translated by Lilit Thwaites
‘The Blind Spot – excerpts from the Spanish novel El ángulo ciego by Luisa Etxenike’, translated by Lilit Thwaites.
AAWP UWAP—Chapter One Prize
Winner: Stone Hearts: A collection of short stories by Lisa Dowdall
Highly commended: The Taste of Cedars by Anne Hotta
AAWP—Australian Short Story Festival Short Story Prize
Winner: ‘Cockroach’ by Jane Cornes
‘Rose and Thorn’ by Sarah St Vincent Welch
‘Not-John’ by Jon Geoffrey
AAWP—Ubud Writers and Readers Emerging Writers’ Prize
Winner: ‘Pit Stop’ by Nina Winter
‘The Suitcase’ by Deborah Huff-Horwood
‘Jungle Heat’ by Petra Sully
AAWP—Slow Canoe Creative Nonfiction Emerging Writers’ Prize
Winner: ‘An incomplete archive of blue’ by Dani Netherclift
Highly Commended: ‘Learning to Say Goodbye the Dublin Way’ by Breda Hertaeg
Congratulations to all our successful entrants…and thanks to all who submitted.
Please find below a link to a letter from HASS Associations opposing changes to HASS Degree fees, with AAWP as a signatory:
Some of you may wish to sign a petition, opposing changes. If so please find attached a link and generic message, to share:
I just signed the petition: Education for all – Stop fee hikes!
This issue means a lot to me – will you please sign the petition as well? Every person that signs this petition builds momentum for the campaign. Every signature brings us closer to victory!
After you’ve signed the petition, please also take a moment to share it with others.