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Indigenous Resources

Australia Council for the Arts is the Federal Government arts advisory and funding body. New Work, Publishing and Residencies and Fellowship categories offer grants to published Australian writers. Accepts projects in these genres: fiction (adult, young adult and children), literary non-fiction, poetry and writing for stage, radio and new media. Minimum publication and performance requirements apply. See the Australia Council Support for the Arts Handbook on website for more details.

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

The Australian Booksellers Association is a not-for-profit service organisation, representing the interests and shared aims of Australian booksellers.

Blak & Bright

Passionate about Indigenous culture, stories and books? Or curious? This is your festival. Blak & Bright is presented by First Nations Australia Writers’ Network, with Australian Poetry, the City of Literature Office, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Express Media, the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Small Press Network, the Wheeler Centre and Writers Victoria. Indigenous writing is relevant and exciting to literature lovers and readers everywhere.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Indigenous
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

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

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
Eye of the Storm

Presented by the NT Writers' Centre, Eye of the Storm writers’ festival has taken place every two years in Alice Springs since 2009. This is an intimate festival of writing, culture and ideas at the heart of the country. The next Eye of the Storm will be held in 2017.

Indij Readers

Not for profit, community publishing company that develops and publishes contemporary Indigenous stories, accompanying lesson notes and AV materials to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous students learn to read. Specialisation: literacy acquisition classroom readers, teachers' guides and other support materials featuring contemporary Aboriginal stories with illustrations by Aboriginal artists.

Perth International Arts Festival curates and presents an annual arts festival of the highest international quality. PIAF aspires to create new work and stimulate discourse about Western Australia and our place in a complex and political world. As a sub-strand of PIAF, the Perth Writers Festival aims to showcase and celebrate the written and spoken word. Participants include poets, novelists, social commentators, filmmakers, artists and musicians.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Short Stories
SA Writers’ Centre

An organisation for all writers and writing groups in South Australia. Provides advice and information, runs workshops and seminars, hosts guest writer sessions and makes available computers, printing facilities and meeting spaces for writers.

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

Each March, the Gold Coast plays host to the hugely popular Somerset Celebration of Literature. The three days of festivities includes author sessions and workshops for all ages, and a variety of special functions for adults. Check the website for the latest details.

General Fiction, Short Stories

Sydney Writers' Festival is Australia’s largest annual celebration of literature and ideas. Each year, it presents over 300 events (half of them for free) and attract attendances of around 80,000 in venues that stretch from the Festival hub at Walsh Bay to the Blue Mountains. For one week every May the festival brings together authors of the very best contemporary fiction and writers of cutting edge non-fiction, including some of the world's leading public intellectuals, scientists and journalists.

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

The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic. Across 230+ events each year, and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, The Wheeler Center supports some of Australia's finest local and international writers and thinkers.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Indigenous
WordStorm

Presented by the NT Writers' Centre, WordStorm writers’ festival has taken place every two years in Darwin since 1998. This is an intimate festival of writing, culture and ideas in the Top End. The next WordStorm will be held in 2018.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction