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For Writers

Pals of the Pen Writers' Group

The Bland Shire Writers' Group meets fornightly on a Friday at 10.30am in the library. It is a great opportunity to meet like minded people with a passion for writing. For more information phone the Bland Shire Library on (02) 6979 0272.

Writing Competitions

An integral part of the Outback Writers Festival is the Short Story Competition.

Entries close 5 pm Monday 30th April 2018.

Download the 2018 Short Story Competition People 18+ Entry Form here

Download the 2018 Short Story Competition People Aged 12 - 18 Entry Form here


The Whitlam Institute's What Matters? Writing Competition offers fresh perspectives on the Australia of the future.

The competition is free to enter and is open to all students in years 5 - 12.

Write a 400 - 600 word opinion piece on what matters to you and why.

Competition guidelines and writing tips are available at

Entries close on Friday 11th May 2018.

Submit your entry online at