And the 500-word challenge for February is…


…‘spotlight’.  Write up to 500 words around the theme ‘spotlight’ and send them to by midnight 4 March 2011 Australian Western Standard Time (GMT+8).

You’ll be in the running to win One Year To A Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft by Susan Tiberghien and the glory of being only the third winner of the Waxings 500-word challenge.

Not bad for a free competition huh?

Our guest judge is now poring over the entries for January’s ‘night’ challenge and I don’t envy her job one little bit. Again, the entries were diverse and very creative takes on the theme and all skilfully rendered. It’s going to be difficult to pick a winner.

Thanks to the Waxers who have already taken the 500-word challenge. You’re a talented mob and I hope you continue to play. To everyone else, take a moment to check out the ‘night’ entries, then get cracking on ‘spotlight’! I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

And just a quick reminder when you visit the site:

Waxings is all about sharing our work, getting feedback and providing encouragement to each other. Please have a read through some of the material in whatever category interests you and tell us what you think.

Was it written well? Was the story/poem compelling? What was your reaction? Would you like to read more? All constructive suggestions and advice welcome. Even just a quick click on ‘like’ if you thought it was good but can’t think of anything specific to say. It all helps.


Other writing competitions

The following opportunities have been forwarded by Waxings subscribers.

If you know of other writing competitions or any opportunities/resources that might be of interest to fellow subscribers, please contact us at

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