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The Footpath Library Announces the 2015 Epic! Short Story Competition

After the success of the inaugural EPIC! Poetry Competition in 2013/14, The Footpath Library is thrilled to announce that it will run the EPIC! Short Story Competition for primary and secondary school students across Australia in 2015.

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Best Books of 2014 Lists

Here you’ll find a collection of links to various ‘Best Books of 2014’ lists featuring titles we’ve published this year. This post will be updated regularly.

Age: Australian Writers Pick the Best Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief, Ron Rash, J. M.

Paula Weston’s US blog tour
Shadows Paula Weston $19.99 Haze Paula Weston $19.99 Shimmer Paula Weston $19.99

Paula Weston, author of the Rephaim series, has been touring US blogs to promote book two, Haze, which has just been released in North America.

‘How I Saved the World’ Writing Competition Winners
The Firebird Mystery Darrell Pitt $16.99

Nellie Gray, a Year 7 student at Vincentia High School in NSW, is the winner of Text's 'How I Saved the World' writing competition.

Bloggers love Paula Weston’s Shimmer!

Paula Weston’s Rephaim series has been widely praised by bloggers, and the third book in the series, Shimmer, is no exception.

‘Beautiful writing, witty dialogue, badass characters and an intense and richly crafted tale, what else can you ask for?’ says Melanie of Read more

Enter our ‘How I Saved the World’ Writing Competition!

To celebrate the release of the second Jack Mason Adventure book, The Secret Abyss, Text Publishing and your school’s local bookshop are offering you the chance to win $1000 worth of books for your school and $100 worth of books for yourself!

In Darrell Pitt’s action-packed Read more

Zac & Mia wins at the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Betts has won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature at the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for her YA novel Zac & Mia.

Zac & Mia, Betts' third novel for younger readers, won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing in 2012.

Announcing the shortlist for the 2014 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

After weeks of reading and discussion we have whittled more than 250 entries to this year’s prize down to five:

How to Be Happy by David Burton My Lips Are Sealed by Christina Cain Headland by Caitlin Crowley The Turners by Mick Elliott When the Sky Falls by Erin O'Brien


Zac & Mia shortlisted in the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Betts' Text Prize-winning YA novel, Zac & Mia, has been shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature in the in the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Today, Elsewhere

Darrell Pitt on writing The Firebird Mystery: A Jack Mason Adventure, over at Readings.

New words added to the Oxford English Dictionary in March include beatboxer, bestie and c**ted.

Emrys Westacott: Why Amazon reminds me of the British Empire.


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