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New sponsor for our group – offering free stuff too :)

25 June 2013 1 comment

Free six 1 hour sessions to help you achieve your goals.

Break Down The Walls is just that: removing the obstacles stopping you from being the best you can be.

Whether you’re trying to find the time to write, overcome a creative block or want to explore how you can take your career to the next level, Tegan can help you get there. With a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a background in education, she uses language as a vehicle to help clients achieve their goals and change their habits.

She is currently studying the Diploma of Life Coaching with The Coaching Institute in Melbourne.

Break Down The Walls

Contact Tegan: – mention this group.

Offer also available via Skype anywhere in the world!


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

Writers wanted!

12 October 2012 Leave a comment

Writers wanted! (click here)

Anthology II 2012

Holiday Season in Melbourne (Australia)

Brought to you by the Melbourne Writers’ Social Group

Sponsored by The Story Mint

Last year we developed a small book of short stories for Valentine’s Day. Some of those stories were sweet and others not so sweet. This year we are kicking off another anthology with all stories themed for the coming holiday season in Melbourne, Australia.

You are not ruled by any genre and you are certainly not limited to just the more merry times over December; feel free to use the horror genre, for example.

You are however limited by word count and time.

Word count for stories (fiction or non-fiction): 1500 words maximum.

There is no minimum. However we would prefer you try and aim for approximately 1500 words.

If you intend to submit a poem, then the word count is different: 500 words maximum.

Start submitting your story to the Writer’s Pad before the end of October so you can receive feedback and act on it before submissions close. Please also make sure it is at least your third draft.

The Story Mint website:

For full details and conditions please visit:



Where Can I Get Published?

17 October 2011 Leave a comment

For those of you who haven’t heard, Duotrope is an invaluable resource for finding out where you can get your fiction and poetry published. The site even helps track your submissions!  You can filter over 3500 fiction and poetry publications by genres, subgenres, length of work, pay rates, and more.

If you’re looking to publish your work and even get paid, this is a perfect place to start.

Categories: Free, Get Paid to Write
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