It's been a big Septmeber, and what better way to see out the month than writing, reading, seeing, attending and learning some stuff? I know there's time and space in that life of yours;) Write stuff:
Good news young non-fiction writers! The Scribe Non-Fiction Prize for Young Writers has extended its deadline until the 31st of October 2013. A little more time to polish things off, or perhaps start something new if you're super speedy and amazing.
ABC Radio National have just launched a microfiction competition called Pocketdocs. They're looking for true stories around the theme: 'A Secret Revealed'. Entries can be no longer than 500 words or no longer than 5 minutes audio. You must ALSO mention something that can fit in your pocket, oh and also, the story must be true. GO GO GOOD LUCK.
Only three more days to get your entries in for the SPINELESS WONDERS joanna burns award for prose poem and microfiction. Winners will be published in the special 'Write to the Edge' anthology. There's an 800 word limit on entries, but no theme. All the details are here.
And The Lifted Brow are calling out for really really really super sexual writing for their upcoming Sex issue. So go get sexy with your words.
Get ready for all kinds of non-fiction fun, with the upcoming Creative Non-Fiction festival held by the NSW Writers' Centre. It's been curated by the fabulous Benjamin Law and features authors, radio hosts, writers, coolkids and powerhouses a.k.a Monica Attard, Dominic Knight, Ben Jenkins, Clementine Ford, Delia Falconer and John van Tiggelen.
Also keep an eye on the Bankstown Poetry Slam! They hosted their September slam this week and it went off. Definitely one to watch.
Megan Blandford has shared her top tips on how to get more freelance writing work. Numero Uno: KNOW THY PUBLICATION. Read on. There's also some tips here on how to write the perfect pitch email, for that extra pitch-y boost!
The copywright agency has annouced the recipients of its Copyright Agency Creative Industries Career Fund. If you're totes jealous, applications for the the next round of the Career fund close on 25 October 2013. All the info is here.
Viva La Novella authors have been out in the world doing their thing. Last night, A.S Patric is launching his Viva-La-Novella shortlisted work, Bruno Kramzer in Melbourne. It's being released as part of a series of short-length fiction by publishers Finlay Lloyd. And Viva La Novella winner, Jane Jervis-Read, was featured on 3RRR's excellent Aural Text show, talking about her Midnight Blue and Endlessly tall, novellas and her Seizure experience. You can listen to the full program here.
Oh an F Scott Fitzgerald reads Shakepeare one time... get ready to froth.