What is Writers SA’s Covid-19 vaccination policy?
In line with the growing number of prominent South Australian event venues and businesses now requiring that all attendees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Writers SA has taken the following position on behalf of the writing community:
1. Any attendee of a Writers SA Event, Program, Meeting, Information and Networking session either held at WSA or at any external location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (if they are of an eligible age).
2. Attendees with a SA Health approved medical exemption will only be able to attend an Writers SA Event, Program, Meeting, Information and Networking session either at Writers SA or at any external location if they can show proof of their Certificate of Exemption and provide a recent negative test result no older than 72 hours.
3. The safety of our staff, workshop leaders and attendees is our priority. We ask that you comply with physical distancing. We strongly encourage you to wear masks at our in-person events, particularly when moving around the venue.
What are your opening hours?
Writers SA’s administrative base is in the State Library of SA. You can email us anytime with your questions, or call us between 10am – 4pm Mondays to Thursdays. You can also leave us a voicemail message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. To meet with staff in person, please call us to make an appointment.
How do I log in?
When booking into our workshops and events, remember to log in, via the Members Sign In tab (top right hand corner) to ensure you receive the member discount. Login with your email address and password. If you’ve forgotten your password click ‘Lost Your Password?’ to reset it. If your membership has been lapsed for more than twelve months, you will need to sign up as a new member here. If you are yet to sign up as a member, what are you waiting for?
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes. We are a small, busy office and ask that members make appointments to see us rather than drop in. Members receive discounted professional consultations. Please be aware that with so many members, these services fill very quickly so there may well be a waiting period.
How do I know when my membership is going to expire?
You will receive a reminder email two weeks before you membership is due to expire, and an additional reminder after the expiration date with the link for you to renew.
Can you help me find a publisher?
No. We do not refer writers to publishers as that is the work of literary agents. However, we can offer advice and support for people seeking publication through consultations, our regular free member events, and our workshop program.
Will you read my work and give me feedback?
I would like a writing workshop at my school/community group/organisation/business. Can you help?
Yes we can. Please contact us with details and we will provide a tailored quote for this service.
I want to join a writing group. Can you help?
Can you help me edit/proofread my work?
No. Writers SA does not offer editing services or professional referrals. We suggest you contact the Society of Editors, SA.
Will you help me launch my book?
No. We no longer have access to any book launch venue, but we can provide a list of locations that can you can approach for your launch.
Can you help me promote my book?
All published members are entitled to an author page, where you can list your bio, your books and contact details. You can also fill in our ‘member milestone‘ form and we can announce your book achievements in our enews.
I’ve been offered a publishing contract. Can you give me advice on it?
We are not able to give any contractual or legal advice. There are many publishers offering contracts that do not meet the best practice standards as set by the Australian Society of Authors. As a general rule, if the contract requires you to pay money, you are paying a publishing service (or vanity publisher) someone to self-publish your book. You need to be sure you understand the implications of the contract. Australian Society of Authors run a contract advisory service, or you can contact Arts Law.
Can you help me find an agent?
Can you help me find a writer?
We provide writing services in a range of contexts, including corporate writing, community writing projects, for schools etc. You can also look at our author page, which lists many South Australian writers.
Does South Australia have any writers festivals?
Writers SA partners with the City of Adelaide to host South Australia’s only festival for writers, Context Writers Festival. We also partner with many local and regional writers festivals including Adelaide Writers Week, Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival and the Eyre Writers Festival as part of Salt Festival in Pt Lincoln.
Do you offer writers residencies?
We offer a writer in residence program for members. Sign up to our enews to be kept informed of when applications are open.
Can I advertise in your enews?
Yes. Please contact us for advertising rates. Please note that Writers SA does not advertising commercial writing courses.
I have an idea for a workshop. Can I run it through Writers SA?
We curate our own program of workshops. We run regular call outs via our enews looking for workshop ideas and presenters. Please wait until a call out before submitting your idea.