Thursday, 24 July 2014

Links for writers July 2014

Have you ever wanted to turn your blog into a book?
Blog to book via Blurb and Melbourne Writers Festival is one such opportunity and it's my pick for this month's writing opportunities.  Three bloggers will be chosen to produce a Blurb book based on text and images from their blog during MWF.  Other prizes include tickets to two industry seminars and $500 worth of hard copies of their books.  Entry is open to bloggers across Australia and closes on Wednesday 13 August 2014.  Details here.

Looking to pitch?
Open Pitches is a new place to find opportunities for writers and editors.  Current pitches include Overland and Griffith Review.

Lane Cove Literary Award
Categories include short story, memoir and poetry.  Open to Australian residents over the age of 16.  Entries here by 27 August 2014.

Why you write - putting it into words
What's the overwhelming urge that gets you writing?  What are you working on now?  If you haven't done the meme Why I write yet, here's your chance.  Current on blogs throughout Australia and the world, this party has explored the creative urges of writers big and small.  Link to mine here.  When you've written yours, please let me know as I'd love to read it.  Then leave your link at Maxabella and Always Josefa so other people can find it too.

What opportunities have you found lately?  
Have you been able to participate?  
Or are you like me, trying to concentrate on one project alone currently, with no time left to spare?!


  1. A lot like you - concentrating on one project alone (and my blog!), with no time left to spare. I see all these lovely opportunities to send in short stories and the like come sailing by, but it's just not do-able for me at the moment. All in good time, though xxx

    1. It's hard but good isn't it? That's one of the reasons behind putting them down here as I'll be able to come back to them and look them up when I have more time… If ever!