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The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award – Entries now open!

The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is now open! If you are a writer under 35 years old with a polished manuscript between 30,000 – 100,000 words, do not hesitate to enter Australia’s most prestigious literary award. With a prize of $20, 000 and publication with Allen and Unwin, this is too good an opportunity to pass […]

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Congratulations to the winners of the Premier’s Literary Prizes

The TWC congratulates the winners of the 2017 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes: Tasmania Book Prize: Into the Heart of Tasmania by Rebe Taylor Margaret Scott Prize: The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose University of Tasmania Prize: Brodsky Dies by Adam Ouston Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship: Erin Hortle   See the full details at […]

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Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize 2016

The Wildcare Nature Writing Prize 2016 is now open for entries from writers anywhere in the world. The competition is open to both fiction and non-fiction. Entries must be between 2,000, and 4,000 words and will be accepted until Sunday 29 May. The winning entrant will receive $5,000, their story will be published in Island […]

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End of Year Wrap-up

It’s been another busy year at the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre – full of festivals, workshops, competitions, gatherings, masterclasses and mentorships. Throughout the year we’ve been bringing writers in from overseas and interstate to connect with and inspire the literary community in Hobart: Anita Heiss came down to teach a course on memoir writing, Omar Musa on […]

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Expressions of interest for TWITCH Coordinator 2016

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Twitch Coordinator, commencing January, 2016. Twitch is the young writers arm of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre. It aims to support young writers (12-35 year-old) in the state by facilitating events, promoting opportunities, celebrating achievements and in doing so, helping to grow our […]

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Make a Submission to Arts Cuts Inquiry

Here at the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, we were dismayed by the Federal Government’s announcement it would cut $104.8 million from The Australia Council. These cuts will have huge impacts on writer organisations like TWC. A Senate Inquiry has been called to investigate the issue. Everyone is welcome to make a submission to the Inquiry – […]

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New writing competition launched in honour of Tasmanian short story pioneer

A new short story competition has been launched in honour of eminent and accomplished Tasmanian short story writer Geoff Dean. The Geoff Dean Short Story Competition will run biennially and is open to all Australian writers for outstanding short fiction between 3000-10,000 words. Geoff Dean, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 83, […]

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