Hey pals, it's Friday, sacred day of the Round-Up so: here's a whole lot of stuff for you to write, do and read this week.
Allen & Unwin's annual The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is open for submissions for 2015. It's one of Australia's richest and the most prestigious awards for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. If you're working on a novel, this is a great deadline to aim for. Entries close 31st of May.
Submissions are also open for Black Inc's Best Australian Stories/Essays/Poems anthologies. Amanda Lohrey, Robert Manne and Geoff Page are the respective editors this year which is pretty exciting. Submissions close on August 1st, so get working on those words!
If you think authors don't get to live the high life, think again. Hunters Writers' Centre has a travel writing comp up, and first prize is two nights at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley!
In other news, the shortlist for the 2013 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize has been announced. You can read up on the shortlisted poets and their works right here.
Well here's an amazing gig – Voiceworks are on the hunt for a new designer! It's a 2 year contract job, it's paid, and they're looking for fresh, young talent. Applications close March 17th, all the details are here.
Writers for Refugees is a Melbourne-based initiative bringing together writers, journalists and academics who are committed to standing up for refugee rights. The group is holding a launch event on March 13 and all are welcome. Details are on their website.
Our own David Henley is running a course at the NSW Writers' Centre on everything you need to know about e-publishing. It's going to be practical and extra-informative. Read more about it here.
If you're in Melbourne, you lucky things, enjoy White Night tomorrow night. Those crazy cats at the Wheeler Centre will be making a book in twelve hours and you can watch. Find out more here.
Doing the rounds this week was a great little example of why editors are important. Because without them, pubic hair ends up in places it shouldn't.
If you're looking to add a little Australian women's literature to your reading stack (do it, always), the 2014 Stella Prize longlist was announced this week and it's a super great line-up.
Or perhaps you're after a little more Alice Munro in your life? Well that's just peachy, because there are 18 short stories from the Ms Munro up online for freesies for your reading pleasure.
Our favourite crime writer, PM Newton, has a new book out next week. We can't wait to read it.
And one last something for you ... Jeffrey Eugenides offering some goddamn inspiring advice for young writers, extracted this week in the New York Times.