Category: Writing news

National Young Writers’ Festival announces its 2018 artist lineup

The National Young Writers’ Festival has given us a sneak peek at their 2018 artist lineup and it’s exciting! Guests for the festival, which runs from 27-30 September 2018 in Newcastle, NSW, include: Alison Evans, author of Ida, (who we interviewed) Hella Ibrahim, Egyptian-Australian Muslim editor and... read more

Independent fantasy publishing house now open for submissions

Do you have a fantasy manuscript gathering dust in a drawer? Or maybe you’re currently working on a manuscript and are wondering how on earth you’re ever going to get it published. Well we’ve got great news for you!  Fantasy fiction publisher, Talem Press, an imprint of... read more

Attend the 2018 Romance Writers of Australia Conference

The hottest date in a romance writer’s calendar is fast approaching - the Romance Writers of Australia Conference from 17-19 August 2018. This year the conference is in Sydney’s Sofitel Wentworth Hotel and registrations are open to the public. With workshops from bestselling author Rachel Bailey on The... read more

Inaugural Shoalhaven Readers’ & Writers’ Festival coming in August

NSW South Coast’s Shoalhaven region, about two hours south of Sydney, is popular all year round with holidaymakers and anyone wanting to escape to the beach, bush and beautiful scenery. But now it’s also home to Australia’s newest literary festival – the Shoalhaven Readers’ & Writers’ Festival, set... read more

We’re hiring: Sales and marketing administration assistant

The Australian Writers’ Centre team is growing and we need a Sales and marketing administration assistant. Please note: This role is not a writing-based role. This role won’t be a stepping stone for you to publish your novel – but you will help others pursue their passion for writing... read more

Announcing the CBCA Book of the Year Notable Books!

Congratulations to all the wonderful authors who have made it onto the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s list of Notable books for 2018. Huge accolades to these Australian Writers’ Centre presenters: Nicole Hayes for A Shadow’s Breath   Zanni Louise for Archie and the Bear Judith Rossell for... read more

AWC alumnus Penelope Janu has won the 2017 XO Romance Prize

AWC alumnus Penelope Janu has won the 2017 XO Romance Prize for her unpublished manuscript, On the Same Page. Described by guest judge Alexandra Nahlous as “A wonderful, captivating story about a writer desperate to keep her identity hidden, and the man determined to expose her”, Penelope receives a $5000... read more

Six courses to start this summer

As we come to the pointy end of December, you may be feeling particularly inspired to kick some goals in the new year. The holiday period is a fantastic time to ride that burst of motivation. We’ve lined up six writing courses that you can start RIGHT NOW. All... read more

AWC alumnus Sarah Bailey makes the 2018 Indie Books Awards Longlist

We were so excited to see Australian Writers’ Centre alumnus Sarah Bailey on the 2018 Indie Book Awards Longlist for best debut novel, The Dark Lake. According to the media release: “Established in 2008, what makes the Indie Book Awards unique is that it’s the Australian independent booksellers themselves... read more

We’re hiring! Amazing Administrative Assistant

The Australian Writers’ Centre team is growing and we have room for a full-time Administrative Assistant, based at our Sydney Head Office in Milsons Point. Please note: This role is not a writing-based role. This role won’t be a stepping stone for you to publish your novel... read more

Richell Prize 2017 Winner Announced!

From 579 entries, the judges of the 2017 Richell Prize for emerging writers managed to not only whittle it down to a short list, but they have announced the winner! Sam Coley has won for his work in progress titled State Highway One. According to the press release, this is... read more

Story-Fest 2017 brings poetry slam competition to Sydney

Story-Fest is happening in Sydney from 13-15 October 2017. It’s a three day-event culminating in the Australian Poetry Slam - National Final, which takes place at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 15 October 2017. Story-Fest is organised by Word Travels, a not-for-profit arts... read more

Steve Bisley book launch invitation

To celebrate the publication of All the Burning Bridges, the sequel to Stillways, Steve Bisley's acclaimed first memoir, Bonnier and Better Read Than Dead are launching the book at Leadbelly, 42 King St, Newtown NSW on Tuesday 12 October 2017, 6:00pm. Steve Bisley will be in conversation with... read more