Short Fiction Resources

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

Intensive residency program in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Offers 1 and 2 month creative residencies through the year. Supports artists of all types: Visual Arts, New Media, Sound & Music, Performing Arts, Design, Architecture, Literature, Research, Philosophy.

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

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 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.

Ballarat Regional FAW

The Ballarat Branch of the FAW meets most months (February-December) with four dinner meetings a year. A supportive group where writers meet to exchange and read work. Members write on a set topic each month (any form).

Ballarat Writers Inc

Ballarat Writers is a grass-roots organisation promoting local writing and writers in the Western Victorian region. They run members' nights, regular competitions and workshops.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction
Barossa Writers

Barossa Writers is a dedicated group of writers who meet monthly to write and critique members' work. The group has published several anthologies and holds workshops with guest speakers. Members' interests include, but are not limited to, writing poetry, short stories, family history, fiction and children's stories.

Children/Young Adult, General Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, History
Bendigo Regional FAW

The Bendigo Regional Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers is a group of writers who provide a source of friendship and advice. Published and unpublished writers are among the members. The group offers a support system for suggestions and encouragement. A Christmas celebration luncheon is arranged for December. Notices are sent for meetings.

General Fiction

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.

For writers and those interested in promoting writing and reading of Australian literature. Publishes anthologies of group work. Meets first Sunday of the month, 1:45-4:45pm, at the Springwood Court Function Room (please check website to confirm).

General Fiction

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

Holds monthly meetings and discusses not only poetry but also short stories, non-fiction, plays and other art forms. A casual gathering of like-minded individuals. Also offers a critique service to members.

Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

A group of 40-50 keen members dedicated to all aspects of creative writing, including plays and poetry. Welcomes isolated writers from all states of Australia as members. Members invited to submit work for feedback sessions and brainstorming. There is also a monthly email newsletter.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History
Bundanon Trust

Established in 1993 with the intention of building a 'living arts centre'. Runs an annual Artist-in-Residence program for artists or groups, including writers. Places are organised by application or invitation, and are available for individuals or groups on a project-basis. See website for application details.

The Caboolture Writers' Link Group is a group of people from the wider Caboolture area who share a love of writing. New members are welcome. Each meeting the group invites members to write a 300 word article/story/poem on an agreed topic and read it to the others at the next meeting (this is not compulsory).

General Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG) helps science fiction, fantasy and horror writers and illustrators develop their craft through critiquing and sharing news and experiences. Meets the first Wednesday of the month for critiquing and the third Wednesday of the month for guild matters at ACT Writers Centre. Check mailing list for details.

General Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Design/Illustration

Comprises small group of non-professional writers, ready to receive new members. Meets to read and workshop poetry, short stories, articles and longer works. Meetings held every fortnight. Call for dates and details.

General Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

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

The Copper Triangle Writer's Group is made up of around twenty friendly and diverse writers. New members are always welcome to the lively and entertaining meetings.

Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
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