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Anthology of short stories III – Writers wanted!

14 December 2012 4 comments

Anthology III 2013

Themed: April Fools

Brought to you by the Melbourne Writers’ Social Group

Sponsored by the Story Mint




Read on to be a part of this amazing anthology of short stories.


All styles of writing are eligible for the anthology. Register between now and February 1st 2013. Create a great story and get it to a fully edited stage before March 2013.

All guidelines will be emailed to you after you register.


This is our third anthology of short stories and will be published on April 1st 2013. Themed April Fools.

Our anthologies are born from a different theme with each publication. The first being, Valentine’s Day (2012). As you would expect many of the tales were quite sweet. Yet, we also had stories that endevoured to chill the hearts of our reader’s.

Our following anthology was published December 2012, The Holiday Season in Melbourne. Each unique Melbourne tale satisfyingly different and touching on a wide variety of holiday seasoned themes.


You can download either of these anthologies online:


Anthology I:

Anthology II:


We don’t mind what genre you choose, but you must include some reference to April Fools, no matter how small. And a reference to Melbourne (Australia) must be included, even if in passing.

One submission per person only.

Word count for you story (fiction or non-fiction): 1000-2000 words. Unfortunately we can not have any exceptions to this rule. Even if it is one word outside of this limit your story will not be considered.

If you intend on submitting a poem, then the word count is different: 500 words maximum. No minimum.


Please register your interest to be involved with this anthology by emailing Mat Clarke:

Registration opens December 14 2012 and closes February 1st 11.59pm.

After you have emailed Mat Clarke you willll be contacted within 3 business days and emailed an easy to fill in form to read and complete.

The information emailed to you includes the process we go through to ensure we publish quality work. Please make sure you read the information carefully.

You can of course email Mat back if unsure about anything.


All money earned from the sales of the anthologies (a very small amount) is put back into running the next one and holding the weekly meetings and other events with the Melbourne Writers’ Social Group – which are free to attend :)Anthology II

April Fools

Brought to you by the Melbourne Writers’ Social Group

Sponsored by the Story Mint


The Commons Food Festival and the Cafe Poet Program

17 February 2012 Leave a comment

The South Melbourne Commons and the Australian Poetry Centre have teamed up to feature the Café Poet Program at The Commons Food Festival on Sunday, March 4.

In addition to food poetry read by Australian poets, the festival will also offer heirloom tomato tastings, music, kid activities, a sourdough bread workshop, and more!

For more information about The Commons Food Festival, visit the South Melbourne’s Commons website at

To learn more about the Cafe Poet Program, visit the Australian Poetry Centre’s website at

Writers Bloc – critiquing

5 December 2011 Leave a comment

Are you looking for constructive criticism for your work? 

If so perhaps a Writers Bloc group may be what you are looking for!

Writers Bloc are a community of writers that get together across Australia to discuss writing they have been working on.

Essentially, groups are made up of 6-8 people and each month 2 people send writing a week in advance so it can be discussed.

Each writer gets about 45-60 minutes of constructive feedback.

All writing styles are welcome.

Groups are currently being run in Sydney and Melbourne.

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