The premier organisation for writers and writing in the state, Writers SA puts South Australian writers at the heart of national literary life.
With a bold vision and vibrant member community, we foster literary culture, create vital opportunities and industry pathways, and support writers at all stages, through an array of programs, festivals, services, and events. Find out more.
Writers SA offers a year-round program of literary workshops, events, and courses, both in person and online.
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Agony Author February 2024
Welcome to Writers SA’s member-only literary advice column, where our experts respond to your questions about writing, publishing, the literary life and beyond. Got a question? Ask us here. For this installment of Agony Author, Laura asks: “I like to use the read aloud option in Microsoft Word, so I can hear my writing read. […]
Counter Urban Questions Mt Gambier
Writers SA is bringing Counter Urban Questions to Mt Gambier right in time for Fringe and the team is coming too! Our From the Heart edition will feature local writers and creatives commissioned to create a new piece of writing, poetry or song about what it means to live, love and create in the regions. […]
Writers SA announces Laura Kroetsch as new CEO
Today we are very pleased to announce Laura Kroetsch as the organisation’s next CEO! “On behalf of the Writers SA Board, I heartily welcome this wonderful woman back to the world of writing,” Chair of the Writers SA board, Tanya Wilkins, said. “I look forward to working closely with Laura as she brings her big […]
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The Hope Prize – Simon & Schuster Australia
International prize dedicated to ‘sharing stories of hope, courage, and resilience’. Accepting short story submissions, of both fiction and nonfiction, on the theme of Hope, between 2,000-5,000 words in length. Winning entry receives $10,000, second prize $2,000, third prize $1,000. Simon & Schuster Australia will publish an anthology of all winning and highly commended submissions in 2024.
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