Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is the publishing arm of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). ASP publishes about six titles each year, providing a view of Australian history that might otherwise remain invisible. Authors are indigenous and non-indigenous academic and general writers. The list includes books written collaboratively by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal writers.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Non-Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous
ACT Writers Centre

The ACT Writers Centre promotes writing-based culture and supports the rights and interests of writers throughout the ACT and region. The Centre also acts as an information and liaison centre for writers, publishers, and educational institutions. Members have access to the resource library, meeting room, and office equipment. The Centre publishes a monthly magazine with regional and national information on literary events and opportunities.

Open-access arts festival, featuring performers and groups from all artistic mediums. The second-largest fringe festival in the world. Festival is open access, so any artists who want to participate, can. Events range from comedy, theatre, music, burlesque, poetry readings, dance, and more.

Poetry, Short Stories
Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd

Allen & Unwin produces over 250 new titles each year in diverse areas including academic books, professional reference works, adult fiction, children's books and electronic publications. Most new books are released simultaneously in print and e-book format. The company is an independent fully Australian-owned company. Allen & Unwin books are available throughout the world, with distribution arrangements in the US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction

Allen & Unwin publish over 80 new books for children and young adults each year. Specialisation: mostly fiction novels and occasionally non-fiction narratives not covered by educational publishers.

Children/Young Adult, General Fiction, Education/Reference
APWT Conference

APWT welcomes all established and emerging writers, poets, screenwriters, translators, as well as literary agents, publishers and teachers of creative writing. This conference seeks to stimulate discussion and showcase new work that engages our audience. This year the conference offers two streams: a non-academic stream for panel presentations; and a stream for refereed academic papers.


Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Inc. (APWT) is an incorporated not for profit association that promotes literature from the dynamic and culturally diverse Asia Pacific region. APWT exists to support the careers of writers from the region. Membership is open to established authors and emerging writers, literary translators, literary agents, publishers, teachers and students of creative writing, and screen writers.


Asialink is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region. We are a key provider of information, training and professional networks.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories

An independent publisher specialising in books for children with language and literacy. Their mission? To foster a love of reading in all children by producing language rich, engaging, and entertaining books that inspire and empower children. Aulexic are committed to making a difference in the lives of children who struggle to learn to read and write because of dyslexia, autism, or other learning difficulties.

Digital/E-Publishing, Children/Young Adult, Education/Reference
1 week

Australia's premier literary magazine of review and comment. Publishes reviews, essays, commentary and new writing. Committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International

Whether you are looking to up-skill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in the Australian College's extensive course catalogue. Once you enrol, you not only get the course material but you will also get trainer guidance to help you through the course and answer any questions that you have. With over 100 courses on offer, Australian College will help meet your educational and career needs.

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The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1968, we represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. They are advocates for the contribution of creators to Australia’s culture and economy; the importance of copyright for the common good. The Australian Copyright Council work to promote understanding of copyright law and its application, lobby for appropriate law reform and foster collaboration between content creators and consumers.

The Australian Copyright Council (ACC) is an independent non-profit organisation that provides information, advice and training about copyright in Australia. The ACC represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. ACC also produces publications, does research, and makes submissions on copyright policy issues.

Formed to provide a public presence and point of contact for literary agents and their staff. Members of the association are required to adhere to the principles outlined in the code of practice.

The ASA promotes and protects the professional interests of Australian literary creators, setting minimum recommended rates of pay for authors and illustrators, providing information about minimum recommended terms for contracts for writers and illustrators and campaigning for author and illustrator rights to government and industry. The ASA also provides a contract assessment service, individual advice for members, mentorships, professional development events and awards.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International

The Australian Writers’ Centre opened in 2005 with just 2 courses. Today it boasts almost 30 courses that are available both face-to-face in Sydney or Melbourne, as well as online. Courses are presented by some of Australia’s most successful authors, journalists and business communication experts.

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The Writing and Society Research Centre's members include critics, theorists and philosophers, poets, novelists, experimental writers, translators, editors, performers and composers. The Centre's core interest is in literature as a form of knowledge, and as an agent for the examination of social and cultural values. We provide a rigorous and active context for our researchers, honours and higher degree candidates.

Four categories of awards honouring Banjo Paterson are open to entrants, including short story, open poetry, bush poetry and a children's award. The Children's award is only open for entrants 16 years or younger. The content of each piece should be Australian, whether in theme or style. Entry form is on the website.

Poetry, Short Stories

Batemans Bay Writers Festival aims to inspire, entertain and educate readers and writers by providing an enjoyable cultural and literary experience involving authors, creative talents and like-minded people

The Bath Children's Novel invites entries from children's novelists of any nationality or perspective. All genres of chapter, middle grade and young adult novels are eligible - from funny to dark, fashionable to forever, fantastic to futuristic.The Bath Children's Novel Award is a prize for unpublished and self-published novelists.

Children/Young Adult, General Fiction

All welcome. Regular meetings, newsletters and social gatherings. Aims to promote public awareness of the value of books and reading for young people and to encourage appreciation of New Zealand children's literature. Activities include an annual seminar, young writers' workshops, a short story competition for school age children and school visits by writers and illustrators.

Children/Young Adult

Bendigo TAFE delivers vocational training, education and assessment services to over 10,000 students every year. Students have a range of flexible study options available to them - full-time, part-time, off-campus, in your home or work place. Programs are available to suit senior secondary level, school leavers, mature age students, international students and people upgrading their skills as part of their employer’s own training program.

Digital/E-Publishing, General Fiction, Short Stories

Bendigo Writers Festival aims to provide a forum to meet and talk about books and writing, and, mostly, to enjoy the conviviality of a festival set in View Street, Bendigo.

Big Sky Publishing

Boutique publisher producing non-fiction books. Specialising in history, military history, self-help, autobiography, business, careers, environment, how-to guides, women's and men's interest, humour, lifestyle, Indigenous Studies and corporate publications.

Digital/E-Publishing, Non-Fiction
3 months

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999 by Managing Director Campbell Brown and Publishing Director Alison McBride. Since then, the business has grown into one of Scotland's leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance
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