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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

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Emerging Writers’ Mentorship Program provides winners with the opportunity to develop their early draft manuscript to a publishable standard with professional mentors. Applications are assessed on literary and artistic merit and developmental potential.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Indigenous, Travel

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

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.

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

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.

The ACWA is dedicated to promoting greater recognition for crime, thriller and mystery writing in Australia and to protect the general professional interests of all creators of crime and mystery works. The ACWA is not just for professionals, but aims to provide something for everyone who is devoted to the crime genre. The ACWA also organises the annual Ned Kelly Awards, and celebrates new and up-and-coming talent with the Best First Fiction award and excellence in true crime writing with the True Crime Ned Kelly award.

Crime

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.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction

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

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.

Books+Publishing

The magazine of the book industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. The major source of information on new and forthcoming books, industry news, jobs, store openings and closures, personnel changes, book awards, media coverage of books and much, much more.

Digital/E-Publishing

Box Hill Institute is a leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider known for collaborative and creative approach to education in Australia and overseas.

General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories

Brisbane Writers Festival is a five-day feast of reading, writing, books and ideas, unfolding across Brisbane  every September. Celebrate words, learn something new and challenge your ideas with a range of writer talks and feature events guaranteed to stir your senses. Develop your ideas with celebrated authors in Author+ masterclasses, while the kids enjoy our Word Play program, especially designed for young storytellers.

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

Central Queensland University is a multi-campus institution serving regional Queensland and national/international markets. At CQUniversity, education and humanities courses are innovative and unique in their approach to learning. Whether you are looking to start your career, or widen and improve your employment prospects, CQUniversity can help you achieve your goals.

Part Time, Full Time, Online/Correspondence, Short Course
Clan Destine Press

Clan Destine Press specialises in Australian genre fiction - crime, historical, horror, urban fantasy, speculative and science fiction, action and adventure, and any combination of these; gay & straight, for adults & young adults (oh, and cats).

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime
4-6 weeks

Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers living in New South Wales and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week residency at this historic home in the Blue Mountains. Residency dates for 2017 are 11-24 September. For full details of the program and to apply, see the website.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Indigenous, Travel
Curtin University

Curtin University was one of the first universities in Australia to set up a Creative Writing program. Creative Writing graduates include Tim Winton, Simone Lazaroo and Deborah Robertson. The Professional Writing major was introduced in 2000 and has already developed an excellent reputation in the corporate and government sector, where many graduates are employed in corporate communications, speech writing, journalism and as freelancers. Our Literary and Cultural Studies program is also well known internationally.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Short Stories
Part Time, Full Time

The focus is on teaching and research, inspired by engagement and partnerships, and taking every opportunity to link with those in the many communities they were established to serve. Research priorities focus on working towards solving real problems across the social, economical, physical and environmental spectrums.

Digital/E-Publishing, General Fiction, Short Stories
Editors Queensland

Association of publishing professionals, including editors, designers, illustrators, typesetters, proofreaders, desktop publishers and publishing consultants dedicated to excellence in publishing in Queensland. It has around 270 members. All welcome to meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. Seminars and workshops are held regularly. A Directory of Editorial Services is available on the website.

The Fellowship of Australian Writers has branches in every state. They aim to encourage writing of every genre and act as a forum for the reading aloud of members' work. Exercises, discussions and workshops are offered. Hosts the Shoalhaven Literary Award: an annual award alternating years for poetry and prose.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories
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