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Writers of The Great, The New Boy, Colin From Accounts, Whitefella Yella Tree, Blueback, and Crazy Fun Park among nominees for the 56th Annual AWGIE Awards

An exciting field of Australian screen and stage writers have been recognised as nominees for the 56th Annual AWGIE Awards, to be presented next month in Sydney. Over 70 new and outstanding works are celebrated from a cohort of storytellers that includes emerging and debut writers who are bursting onto the scene, as well as multi-AWGIE Award winners and much-admired Guild members, a testament to the strength of our writing community and its significance at the heart of our industry.

$10,000 John Hinde Award for sci-fi screenwriting opens for entries!

Calling all sci-fi screenwriters! The John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing is now open, celebrating the development and showcasing of sci-fi screenwriting for feature film, television, web series, audio and interactive media.

2024 minimum rates and contracts now available on the AWG website

Industrial contracts and rates available to AWG members have been updated for 2024, with rates increased with CPI (as of 1 January 2024).

Season's Greetings from the Australian Writers' Guild

The board and staff of the Australian Writers' Guild wish you a safe and merry holiday season and a joyous new year! Thank you for your support throughout 2023.

Screenwriter Peter Mattessi elected President of the Australian Writers' Guild

We are delighted to announce that screenwriter and executive producer Peter Mattessi has been elected AWG President by the Australian Writers’ Guild’s National Executive Council and has assumed his new office.