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BookNest  Writing  Competition and Activities 


Writing Group

The writing group is currently in abeyance. If interested contact us, using the form in the Contact page


BookNest Writing Competitions

BookNest have run writing competitions in 2022 and 2023 (with 2024 in planning stage) for those who work live or study in Murrindindi shire and primary school students in the Triangle area. Short-listing and judging uses a "blind" process where the entries have no information that identifies the author. We have a professional judge for the open sections.

The 2024 competition will be open for entries from May 20 to July 29.

The 2024 competition has sections for Open fiction, Open poetryYoung writers fiction, and Primary students fiction.

2024 Entry form (docx, pdf)

2024  Terms and Conditions (pdf)



The 2023 competition had same sections as later used in 2024.

The Awards event was on November11 at MIRA. Click here for list of results.

* 2023 Terms and conditions (pdf)

* 2023 Entry form (docx)pdf. 

We now have a blog for small pieces of writing

Goulburn Valley Writers Group are based in Shepparton. Their website has a range of resources including sales of the magazine publishing their writing and a link to current writing competitions.

Other links about writing
Other Groups

Writing about plague (from The Conversation)

A publisher's helpful suggestions. (From The Guardian)


Short Course: Spelling for on-line bigots (from The Shovel} 

2022 Writing Competition 

Click here for full results and links to prize-winning entries.

Link to 2022 entry form; Word,  PDF

Link to 2022 full terms and conditions

Other BookNest Writing Events

Over 2019, BookNest organised a series of 5 writing  workshops led by established writers. 

This led to a "Reading our writing" evening event at MIRA.

Following this, a small group of (mainly) workshop participants met monthly to discuss writing. 

Early in 2021, BookNest organised two evenings at MIRA where published authors talked about their books. 

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See our events  and news pages for more details


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I don't know. I didn't listen.

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