2014 AWW challenge officially open – happy year of reading

Happy new year, everyone, including veterans of AWW2012 and AWW2013, as well as new challenge participants.

AWW Badge 2014

AWW Badge 2014

The AWW2014 challenge is officially open.

That means, you can now sign up, and start linking reviews. The challenge will run till Dec 31 and you can sign up at any time during the year. (If you’re new to AWW, you can find out more about how to participate here.)

If you’re not sure whether you can commit to reading or reviewing, you can still participate by reading and commenting on other people’s reviews and sharing the links via social media. It will all help to get the word out there about the huge variety of quality books by Australian women in all genres (and help overcome gender bias).

If you wrote reviews for the 2013 challenge and forgot to add the links to the AWW blog, you can still do so  here (for a while). All reviews end up on our AWW Review Listings page. With the challenge now entering its third year, this may become a valuable resource of links to reviews of books that otherwise might be forgotten or overlooked.

Congratulations to all those who completed the challenge in 2013, especially to those who kept track of their 2013 reading and reviewing and/or wrote a wrap-up post. The latter include:

Participants who completed the 2013 challenge but who didn’t enter wrap up links include Jason Nehrung, Eva Lomski, Leonie Rogers, Marilyn Brady.

If your name doesn’t appear above and you finished the 2013 challenge, please enter your name on the Challenge Completed form. We also welcome feedback in the comments here. I hope many of you will join again in 2014 and, remember, you can sign up to read only, as well as to read and review, and you can pick your own number of books.

Thanks to everyone who participating this year, particularly those who shared links to AWW blog posts and participants throughout the year. A very special thank you to the AWW team. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be possible.

Happy reading throughout 2014.

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  1. Great challenge – looking forward to participating again in 2014 (and upping my effort!).

  2. Just added a couple of reviews for books I read end of last year to the 2013 Challenge list…now ready to start afresh.

  3. Thanks Elizabeth … and let the games begin (again) eh?

    • Indeed. I haven’t even begun to think about my reading for 2014. I believe I could go to 2016, at least, just getting through my TBR pile.

  4. brendat59

     /  January 2, 2014

    I’m looking forward to this challenge once again – I had a wonderful time in 2013!

  5. Reblogged this on "CommuniCATE" Resources for Writers and commented:
    Australian Women Writers Challenge http://australianwomenwriters.com/2014-challenge/
    The 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, Australian and non-Australian, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have to be a writer to sign up. You can choose to read and review, or read only. (Suggestions for what makes a good review can be found here.) The challenge will run from Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2014. You can sign up at any time. Follow @auswomenwriters on Twitter and use the #aww2014

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