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Romance

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

Alex Adsett Publishing Services was established by Alex Adsett in 2008. Originally offering consultancy services to publishers and authors with a focus on commercial publishing contracts, it soon expanded to also offer traditional literary agent representation to select authors. Alex Adsett Publishing Services is a full service literary agency representing fiction and narrative non-fiction, for adults, YA and children, with a focus on SFF, crime & romance.

Digital/E-Publishing, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Speculative Fiction
90 days

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.

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.

Adult literary fiction, non-fiction and fantasy. No poetry, screenplays, plays, or children's. Please phone or email first to determine whether your kind of writing is of interest. Please let us know if any agents or publishers have seen any versions of the work. Member of the Australian Literary Agents' Association.

General Fiction, Romance
6 weeks

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

General interest women's magazine, with news, celebrities, human interest, romance stories, mysteries, relationships.

Romance
6 weeks

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

Award Winning Australian Writing is an annual book published by Melbourne Books compiling the best and most compelling of this year's Australian writing. Accepting stories and poems that have won first place in an Australian short story or poetry competition held between 1 June of the previous year and 31 May of the current year. Ideally stories should be less than 3000 words, hard limit of 5000.

Digital/E-Publishing, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Indigenous, Travel

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

Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an annual £2,000 prize for unpublished and indie novelists writing for adults or young adults. The award is open to writers of any nationality, genre and perspective and has a strong track record in helping emerging writers to further their writing careers.

Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Speculative Fiction, History

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.

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
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

Work Represented: Non-fiction, especially travel narrative, memoir, biography, natural history. Most fiction considered including YA but NO speculative, fantasy, children's, or poetry. Contact initially by phone or email. Please call during normal business hours Monday to Friday.

Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, History, Travel, International
Carina Press

Carina Press is a digital-first imprint from Harlequin. A natural extension to the Harlequin business; Carina Press builds on our digital strength and gives us greater flexibility in the type of editorial we acquire from authors and offer to readers.

Digital/E-Publishing, General Fiction, Romance
12 weeks
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