Writing Podcast Episode 609: Hachette’s Vanessa Radnidge on why you should enter the Richell Prize.

In this special time-sensitive episode of ‘So You Want to be a Writer,' Valerie Khoo discusses the prestigious Richell Prize with Vanessa Radnidge, Head of Narrative Nonfiction and Literary at Hachette. The episode dives into the details and benefits of entering this unique prize, which offers a $10,000 reward and a year-long mentorship with a Hachette publisher.

You can listen to the episode below, on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or add the podcast RSS feed manually to your favourite podcast app.  

00:00 Introduction and special episode announcement
00:35 The Richell Prize: An overview
01:47 Interview with Vanessa Radnidge, Head of Narrative Non-Fiction and Head of Literary at Hachette.
03:05 Details of the Richell Prize
06:08 The mentorship experience
10:53 Advice for aspiring writers
16:59 Encouragement to enter literary competitions

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Guest in residence: Vanessa Radnidge

Vanessa Radnidge is the Head of Narrative Non-Fiction and Head of Literary at Hachette and her passion is for connecting great storytellers and great stories with readers. She began her publishing career at the Law Book Company. She worked at HarperCollins as an editor and acquisitions editor before joining the team at Hachette Australia. At Hachette, she has published fiction and non-fiction and is very proud to have worked with Favel Parrett, Mark Brandi, Stephanie Bishop, Brooke Davis, Catherine Therese, Deng Adut, Michael Brissenden, Madonna King, Hilde Hinton, Miranda Tapsell, Sean Doherty, Future D. Fidel and Connie and Samuel Johnson to name just a few.

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This podcast is brought to you by the Australian Writers' Centre and our course Creative Writing Stage 1.

Find out more about your host, Valerie Khoo (@valeriekhoo on Twitter and @valeriekhoo on Instagram).

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