Writers SA is dedicated to providing writers with information and support for your professional and creative development, at any level of your writing career.
We have developed information sheets and a resource library for members, offering guidance and information on the most common writing and publishing topics. These resources contain a wealth of knowledge on writers’ frequently asked questions, on everything from getting a literary agent to self-publishing.
Info Sheets + Resources
Everything you need to know about finding and submitting to literary agents. [PDF]
There are different types of editing as you embark on the publication process – whether through a traditional publisher or as a self-publisher. These are some terms you’ll get to know. [PDF]
Summarising your book into a page or two can be a challenge for any writer. Read on for more information and tips. [PDF]
So you’ve finished a manuscript and want to get it published? Read on for an overview of how to stand out and head towards a publishing contract. [PDF]
Thinking of diving into self-publishing? Here’s what you need to know. [PDF]
Whether you’re going through a traditional publisher or designing your own cover, here are some things to consider. [PDF]
Grants are an important part of the Australian arts industry, but how do you write a competitive application? Check out our advice and tips. [PDF]
A book launch is a great opportunity for you to celebrate your publishing success and kick start the marketing of your new book. [PDF]
Copyright is an economic right that means you, as the creator, can control what happens to your work. [PDF]
Find out more about copyright, defamation and using other peoples’ work. [PDF]
Learn more about the traps and pitfalls of vanity publishing, and how it differs from traditional publishing. [PDF]
Like any artform, writing craft must be learned and developed. Here, we explore the key principles of craft, including plot, setting, characters, dialogue and more. [PDF]
Tips and advice for compiling a tax return as a writer or creative. Read blog post.
A template to keep track of your submissions. Download Excel template [Google doc]
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most powerful tools for writers, covering everything from design to craft to getting the inspiration flowing. [PDF]