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Grand prize $10000 & publication with Quirk Books, full novel-length ms featuring fresh, fun, and strikingly unconventional love stories (no vampires, sorry). For official rules & full contest details see the downloadable entry form. Contest deadline October 1, 2013
Turn up the heat on your writing career. This contest is open to any unpublished/uncontracted romance manuscript by all authors.
GRAND PRIZE: The grand prize winner of the contest will have their entire manuscript reviewed by two professional editors at The Author’s Red Room. For More Information, entry form, and rules, see website at http://valleyofthesunrw.com/hot-prospects-contest/ . For questions please email Voshotprospects@yahoo.com
Keeping up Appearances
- Writing Romance with Anne Gracie – Sunday August 4, September 8, October 6
If you live in or near Melbourne, Anne Gracie is taking a short course in romance writing, to be held over 4 months — a full day workshop on the first Sunday of each month. The course is being run by Writers Victoria at the Wheeler Centre in the heart of Melbourne.
When: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Writers VictoriaCost: M $325 NM $390
FMI + bookings: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/writing-romance/
- Celebrate National Bookshop Day
with The New Romantics. Join four exciting new romance authors for a lively panel discussion and afternoon tea hosted by Fotster’s Little Bookshop(South Gippsland). Margareta Osborne (rural romance), Kate Belle (erotic romance), Jennifer Scoullar (environmental romance), and Kathryn Ledson (romantic suspense) will take you on a light hearted and enjoyable exploration of all things romance.
When: Saturday 10 August
Time: 2.30 – 4pm
Where: Community Health Centre, Station Road, Foster
Cost: $20 includes romantic afternoon tea
Bookings essential – ph: 03 5682 2089 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Yearning Book Talk with Kate Belle
When: Thursday 29th August
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Where: Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham
Bookings through Eltham Library,
03 9439 9266 or via their website.
New Releases August 2013
Looking for something to read? Check out these great NEW releases from our members
ARRA Book Signing Event
The Australian Romance Readers Association will be hosting a book-signing event in Fremantle, WA this August. It will be held in conjunction with the Romance Writers of Australia conference, and will run from 5.00–6.30 pm on Saturday 17 August at the Esplanade Hotel. The event will be open to the public, with an entry fee of just $7 ($5 for ARRA members). Entry will also include a ticket in our lucky door prize draw for the chance to win one of several prize baskets.
Registration for readers is now open – registration information is available here.
Claytons Conference 2013
Registrations are now open for RWA’s 2013 The Claytons BE THE BOOK Online Conference!
This year’s amazing line-up includes:
- Alexandra Sokoloff-Keynote Speaker on the 3 Act 8 Scene Story Structure
- Sue Grimshaw-of Random House’s Loveswept & Flirt lines on The Quick Pitch
- Mel Tescho-ARRA Nominee on Sensual Tension Regardless of Genre
- Zana Bell-on the Grommet’s Guide to Publishing
- And Australia’s own Queen of Romance Valerie Parv-on The Revision Maze
Don’t miss out! Register now at http://www.romanceaustralia.com/claytons_rego.html
Writer’s Classes, Groups and Library Events
- Sunday August 11 – Love and Landscapes: Writing Rural Romance
Where: QWC Offices, Level 2, State Library of QLD (QLD Writers Centre)
Cost: M $110 NM $160 C $144
FMI + bookings: http://www.qwc.asn.au/courses-and-events/courses/weekend-workshops/workshops/love-and-landscapes-writing-rural-romance/ OR call 07 3842 9922
- Saturday August 17 –How to Wow them with Your Pitch
When: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Auditorium 2, State Library of QLD
FMI + bookings: http://www.qwc.asn.au/courses-and-events/courses/seminars/awm-author-iq-seminars/how-to-wow!-them-with-your-pitch/ OR call 07 3842 9922
- Thursday 8 August –Introduction to Scrivener
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: South Australian Writers Centre
Cost: M $55 NM $80
FMI + bookings: http://www.sawc.org.au/whats-on/workshops-and-seminars?view=category
- Thursday August 1 –Nuts & Bolts: The Mechanics of Becoming a Writer & Establishing a Sustainable Career (Byron Bay Writers Festival)
When: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: SCU Room, Byron Community Centre
Cost: M $60 NM $75
FMI + bookings: http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au
Riding the waves: Writing romance in tempestuous times
Riding the Waves
August 16 – 18 2013 –The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia
For prices, conference details and the online registration form, please head to our web site: http://romanceaustralia.com/freo/
Featuring Julia Quinn, Kim Hudson, Nina Bruhns, Sarah Wendell, Laura Bradford and Abby Zidle – and an amazing workshop program – Riding the Waves promises to be an unmissable event.
Early Bird registration is now closed.
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- Brisbane Writers Festival: 4-8 September 2013
Brisbane Writers Festival brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 4-8 September.
- Byron Bay Writers Festival: 2-4 August 2013
Indications are that 2013 will be the first year the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival sells its entire quota of Early Bird discounted 3 Day Passes! If you haven’t already secured yours, move fast.
- Melbourne Writers Festival 22 August – 1 September 2013
The Melbourne Writers Festival is the City of Literature’s annual, two-week celebration for writers, readers and thinkers. The Festival runs from Thursday 22 August 2013 to Sunday 1 September 2013. Our Schools’ Program takes place from Monday 26 August 2013 to Thursday 29 August 2013.
- Random House Events May – July 2013
Foodies are in for a treat in May with Julie Goodwin and Curtis Stone on the menu, not to mention Kate Forsyth talking about her latest book THE WILD GIRL. Featured in June is Jaye Ford and her novel SCARED YET? And in July, Michael Pryor (The Extraordinaires 2: The Subterranean Stratagem) has a number of workshop activities to help ensure your characters, location and plotting can last the distance of a longer story.
- Penguin House Events May – October 2013
Penguin have a list of author appearances up on their website – including Cathryn Hein and Kylie Griffin.
- Literary Festivals and Events May 2013
For more festival and writing fun, Literary Festivals has a calender packed full of workshops and events.
Classes are run from Margie Lawson’s website using on-line teaching software used by universities. Take a cyber tour before you start your class and introduce yourself.
Affordable forum-style writing classes
A double Golden Heart finalist in 2006, Julie Rowe has been writing for over ten years. Julie teaches a variety of workshops and is the moderator of the Announce Online Classes email loop, which promotes online classes for writers.
To subscribe to the Announce online Classes email loop, send an email to: Announceonlinewritingclassesemail@example.com