29 February 2008

Endangered: Drawing the line: Art, poetry, music, performance

Endangered - Drawing the Line is a collaborative exhibition and series of arts related events with artists, poets, musicians, film makers, performers, writers, scientists, ecologists and community groups.

If you are in Hobart in March, make a special point of visiting the Rosny Schoolhouse art gallery and take a look. Many poets have been collaborating with a group of artists who for the past year worked along the lines of a theme, "endangered" ....

All details, along with key art work and poems, are online at: http://www.endangered-drawingtheline.com

A parallel exhibition of their work along with the key poems accompanying that work (suspended as a diaphanous veil near the artwork itself) is opening at the Long Gallery at Salamanca on Wednesday 5 March.

" ... a heartfelt response to the plight of endangered species, the threatened loss of our ecosystems, our cultural and social identities, and our relationships with Earth and all beings."

Lending Rights title claims

Lending Rights is now online at:

The Lending Rights Office says:

Please mark 31 March 2008 in your diaries! It is the new closing date for submitting
title claims for Public and Educational Lending Rights.

To make PLR and ELR more responsive and efficient, 31 March will be the permanent
closing date for 2008 and into the future.

27 February 2008

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Entries for the 2008 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are now open.
The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are a new initiative celebrating the contribution of Australian literature to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.

A prize of $100 000, proposed to be tax free, will be awarded to the work judged to be of the highest literary merit in each of two categories:

Authors, publishers and literary agents are eligible to enter books written by living Australian citizens and permanent residents. Works must be first published in English and first offered for general sale between 1 January and 31 December 2007.

Entry forms for the Awards and the guidelines, outlining eligibility criteria and providing further information, are attached to this email.

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Completed entry submissions must be received by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts by 2pm, Friday 28 March 2008 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

If once you have read the guidelines you require further information, please contact the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, at the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts:

Phone: 1800 707 889
Email: pmliteraryawards@environment.gov.au


Christabel Wright
Manager - Literature and Lending Rights
Culture Division
Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

4 February 2008

PressPress Chapbook Award 2008

The PressPress Poetry Chapbook Award 2008 has opened for submissions. You need 30-40 pages of original poetry to enter.

The winning the Award will get you:
1. incalculable glory
2. $300AUD
3. Publication of a chapbook with PressPress.

Full guidelines and entry form on the PressPress site at www.presspress.com.au.

Short story competitions to enter in 2019

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