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May 12th, 2023 | Blog, Insights, Latest, News, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

Ahead of her upcoming online program Manuscript Incubator, we chatted to much-loved Australian fantasy author Isobelle Carmody

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May 10th, 2023 | Blog, Insights, Latest, News, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

Ahead of her upcoming online workshop on writing powerful scenes, we chatted with Brooke about the workshop, her writing, and more.

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April 5th, 2023 | Blog, Comedy, Guest posts, Insights, Latest, News, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

Bronwyn Tilley (writing as Bronwyn Stuart) is a multi-published award-winning author of 19 novels, novellas and short stories in both contemporary and historical romantic fiction, traditionally published and self-published. She is an advocate for fair deals for authors and a font of knowledge about the literary industry both here in […]

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March 15th, 2023 | Blog, Insights, Latest, Perfecting the craft, Tips | Tags:

If you’re looking to get words on the page and develop consistency in your writing practice, or just shake up your usual writing methods, writing sprints may be for you! Here’s a quick guide to getting started and making the most of a sprint, including prompts to get the words […]

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February 2nd, 2023 | Blog, Comedy, Guest posts, Insights, Latest, News, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

Rose Hartley graduated from the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in San Diego, and has been awarded a Varuna fellowship and residencies at Writers SA and Manning Clark House, and was selected for the Hachette Mentoring Program. Her short story ‘No Other Men in Mitchell’ was nominated for an Australian Shadows Award […]

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May 11th, 2022 | Blog, Insights, Latest, Resources, Tips

We often get asked, “When is the best time of the year to submit my novel?” and the answer varies a little bit but I wanted to shed some universal light on this part of the journey to publication. Agents If you’re querying agents, watch their socials, especially Twitter. Some […]

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September 17th, 2021 | Blog, Insights, Latest, Regional, Writers SA news | Tags:

Our new regional team members recently had the opportunity to attend Artlands, the National Regional Arts Conference, at the South Australian hub at Fabrik in Lobethal. We asked each of the team to share a little reflection on their experience of the conference. Kathy Parker Artlands 2021 brought together a […]

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March 16th, 2021 | Blog, Genre, Insights, Latest

Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She writes fiction, essays, poetry and art writing, and we are lucky to have her lead an online workshop on blending genre. Claire wrote her […]

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January 19th, 2021 | Blog, Insights, Latest, News

Margot McGovern is a YA author based in Adelaide, and we are lucky to have her kick off the first in-person workshop for 2021, on Re-imagining Faery Tales. Margot’s contemporary YA manuscript, Neverland, was short-listed for the 2015 Text Prize and published by Penguin Random House Australia in April 2018. Margot […]

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October 20th, 2020 | Blog, Editing, Insights, Latest, News, Tips

Alice Grundy is associate publisher at Brio Books and co-founder of Seizure, an incubator of Australian writing. For the past decade, she has worked in trade publishing with a focus on developing new talent. She has run workshops at festivals, universities and schools in Australia, India and China and written […]

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April 6th, 2015 | Blog, Insights

Meet Finegan Kruckemeyer, exceptional playwright, who will be joining us with this intriguing Writing Worlds within Worlds workshop. Which book or play best resembles your life? Or which book character best resembles you? I’m not sure there’s enough drama to warrant an equivalent work of fiction. It would have to […]

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February 24th, 2015 | Festivals, Industry news, Insights, Latest, News

The NGV will host the inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair, 1−3 May at NGV International, gathering together some of the most creative Australian and international book designers and publishers in an architecturally designed experience in NGV’s Great Hall. A number of exhibitors will showcase fine art, architecture and design publications […]

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December 11th, 2014 | Industry news, Insights, Latest, News | Tags:

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Admin Assistant, Sarah Gates, who received the Colin Thiele Writing Scholarship from Carclew recently, of $12,500. We’re very proud of her and her writing achievements and we’re excited for this wonderful step in her career.

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November 20th, 2014 | Blog, Industry news, Insights | Tags:

By Raelke Grimmer Twitter is great, but let’s be honest, it can also be a jealousy-making machine. Especially when it feels like everyone on your Twitter feed is live-tweeting from the most incredible Writers’ Festivals around Australia, and you’re missing out because you’re not there. This is, partly, the person’s […]

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November 4th, 2014 | Blog, Editing, Insights, Perfecting the craft | Tags:

By Kevin O’Brien Why not join us for the Fiction Feedback focus group? I should start this blog post by saying that good editors will ask you more than five questions about your novel, but I’ve chosen the following issues in particular as they can be the hardest to fix […]

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