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Aspiring Writers' Mentoring Program
The Aspiring Writers' Mentorship program is open to residents and students living in NSW.
Voices on the Coast - Youth Literature Festival
The Youth Literature Festival brings some of the finest writers and performers for young people to Queensland's Sunshine Coast each year. It features writers' panels, book-talks, storytelling, workshops and performance and aims to provide a diverse cultural experience for its regional participants.
FAW (TAS) Henry Savery National Short Story Award
A competition for writers resident in Australia. Open theme short story no longer than 2500 words. Stories must be original, unpublished and must not have won a monetary prize in any other competition. Contact competition organiser to confirm closing date.
Arts Queensland Val Vallis Poetry Award, The
The prize is offered to an unpublished poem of 100 lines or less written by an Australian poet. Entrants must be Australian citizens or residents and must not have previously published more than one book of poems. Contact organisers to confirm closing dates. Winners announced at the Queensland Poetry Festival and published on the website.
Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Award, The
The prize is offered to an unpublished poetry manuscript by an emerging Queensland poet. Entrants must be Queensland residents and must not have previously published more than one book of poems. Confirm closing date with organisers. The winner is announced at the Queensland Poetry Festival and posted on the website.
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— What does this mean for your manuscript? An interview with Literary Agent Tara Wynne.
Darts in the dark
Writing and Selling Articles by Mary Garden.
How to write for inflight magazines
Tips from Denise Cullen.
Tips for submitting manuscripts
An interview with Literary Agent Margaret Kennedy.
Tips from writer John Birmingham.
By playwright Shaun Charles.
Practice makes perfect
Writing short pieces that sell, tips from Craig Bolland, writer.
The Business Side
Eight tips for your publishing contract
By Jill Dimond, Business Manager of The Australian Society of Authors.
How to be a rolling stone that gathers moss
Advice from Travel Editor, Eileen Rothwell.
The picture book market by Children's author and lecturer Libby Gleeson.
Tricks of the Trade
- Q&A session with Sharyn November.
- Q&A session with Matthew Reilly.
- Q&A session with John Marsden.
- Q&A session with Miss Snark.
- Q&A session with Kate Morton.
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