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HELPING WRITERS REALISE THEIR
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Useful links

Blogs About Writing

Alexis Grant’s The Write Life provides articles on freelancing, marketing, blogging, self publishing, craft and getting published.

C.S. Lakin blogs about writing and provides resources for writers on her website.

Christine Frazier’s Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline.

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter and game designer who blogs his writing advice.

Darcy Pattison’s Fiction Notes provides writers with tips, strategies and inspiration.

Jami Gold blogs about all things writing and offers some detailed worksheets for writers.

Jane Friedman hosts a range of resources on publishing, editing, marketing and freelancing.

Janice Hardy’s Fiction University provides writing articles on Mondays and Wednesdays; a How They Do It column with visiting authors and publishing professionals on Tuesdays; an Indie Authors column on Thursday, a refresher, rerun article on Fridays; and real life diagnostics on Saturdays and Sundays.

Jeff Goins shares articles on writing, ideas, marketing and making a difference.

Joe Bunting’s The Write Practice hosts blog posts on all things writing.

Jonathan Gunson’s Bestseller Labs contains practical advice on how to get published and how to grow your readership.

K.M. Weiland can help you structure your story, scenes and character arcs.

Kristen Lamb blogs to writers of all levels.

Lauren Sapala writes articles that are meant to nourish, heal, spark, and empower your creative flame.

Novel Publicity provides marketing, editing, and design services for all authors, regardless of their paths to publication.

Novel Rocket consists of articles from writers about craft.

Pub Crawl consists of a group of authors and publishing professionals (formerly known as Let the Words Flow) who blog about all things reading, writing, books.

Rachel Aaron blogs about writing and selling books.

Romance University is dedicated to helping romance writers establish and advance their careers.

The Book Designer covers all aspects of self publishing.

The Procrastiwriter shares tips perfect for the procrastinating writer.

 

Writing Help

Australian Society of Authors: Resources on writing and the writing & publishing industry.

The Australian Writers’ Marketplace: Comprehensive listings of contact details and information for publishers, literary agents, magazines, newspapers, industry organisations and awards.

Writers Bloc: Receive feedback on your writing, read fantastic stories and engage in a community of writers.

Writer’s Digest: Publishes books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.

Writing Festivals: The Australian Writers’ Marketplace provides a handy list of festivals and events, many of which include workshops, panels and other sessions for writers.

The Ultimate Freelance Writing Career Guide: JobHero supplies a handy list of resources for freelance writers.

 

Writing Tools

AutoCrit: An online manuscript editing tool enabling fiction writers to quickly and effectively self-edit their work anytime, anywhere.

Grammarly: Finds and corrects up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor.

Scrivener: A program for writers designed to help compose and structure long and difficult documents, like novels or scripts.

 

Editors

Australian Society of Authors: Standard rates for writers, contract assessments, paid mentorships and other resources.

Society of Editors (SA): Database of editors, news and events, meetings, and accreditation exam for editors.

 

Illustrators

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: Information for children’s book writers, awards and grants, conference, meetings and networking, illustrator gallery, and member bookstore.

Authors and Illustrators SA: Listings of local children’s authors and illustrators available for workshops and presentations.

 

Literary Agents

Australian Literary Agents Association: Public presence and point of contact for Australian literary agencies.

 

South Australian Publishers

Era Publications: Educational publisher, specialising in levelled readers for junior and primary school children’s fiction and nonfiction series, reference books and online products.

Ginninderra Press: Publisher of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

MidnightSun: Publisher of genre and literary fiction.

Openbook Publishers: Independent academic publisher.

Wakefield Press: Publisher of nonfiction and fiction.

Working Title Press: Publisher specialising in fiction and nonfiction titles for children.

 

Print On Demand (POD) Publishers

Blurb

CreateSpace

Critical Mass

Ingram Spark

Lulu

Openbook Howden

Palmer Higgs

 

Online Self Publishing

Apple iBooks Author

Amazon Author Central

Bookbaby

Booktango

Critical Mass

Lulu

Pressbooks

Smashwords

 

Crowd Sourcing/Funding

Indiegogo

Kickstarter

Pozible

Publishizer

 

Legal Advice

Arts Law: Legal services and information for the arts.

Australian Copyright Council: Legal advice, resources, news, policies and seminars on copyright issues.

Australian Society of Authors: Standard rates for writers, contract assessments, paid mentorships and other resources.

 

Literary Organisations

Australian Haiku Society: This organisation promotes haiku and welcomes Australian writers into the haiku community.

Australian Horror Writers Assocation: The Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) is a non-profit organisation that provides a unified voice and a sense of community for Australian writers of dark fiction.

Australian Literary Agents Association: Public presence and point of contact for Australian literary agencies.

Australian Society of Authors: The society created to protect and promote the professional interests of Australia’s literary creators.

Australian Writers’ Guild: The professional association for Australian performance writers including film, television, theatre, radio and digital media.

Carclew: Information, funding, grants, awards, industry training and professional development for young artists (under 26) across disciplines.

Express Media: Support and development opportunities for young people (under 25) in writing and media.

Fellowship of Australian Writers: FAW exists to encourage the study and practice of literature in Australia and to improve conditions for Australian writers.

Friendly Street Poets: Features a complete list of Friendly Street publications, a selection of prize-winning poetry, details of upcoming events and other information.

Poets’ Union: Non-profit association that promotes poetry throughout Australia and provides a forum for contributions to the development of poetry in all forms.

Romance Writers of Australia: RWA’s mission is to promote excellence in romantic fiction and to help aspiring writers become published and published authors to maintain and establish their careers.

The Australian Script Centre: Catalogue of Australia plays (open for submissions) and licensing information.

The Australian Writers’ Marketplace: Comprehensive listings of contact details and information for publishers, literary agents, magazines, newspapers, industry organisations and awards.

The Society of Editors : Database of editors, news and events, meetings, and accreditation exam for editors.

 

Funding Organisations

Arts SA: Resources, funding and grants for South Australian artists of all disciplines.

Asialink: Resources, grants and residencies building and strengthening Australia-Asia engagement.

Carclew: Information, funding, grants, awards, industry training and professional development for young artists (under 26) across disciplines.

Copyright Australia: Resources and funding for Australian creators.

The Australia Council: Funding, news and events for artists of all disciplines.

Country Arts SA: Funding and programs across regional South Australia.

Education Lending Rights (ELR) and Public Lending Rights (PLR): Government cultural programs that make payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers.

 

 Other Writers Centres (Interstate)

ACT Writers’ Centre

Hunter Writers Centre

NSW Writers’ Centre

NT Writers’ Centre

Queensland Writers’ Centre

Tasmanian Writers’ Centre

The Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre

Varuna: The Writers’ House

Writers Victoria

writingWA

 

International Writers Centres

Irish Writers’ Centre, Ireland

New Writing North

New Writing South

Norwich Writers’ Centre, UK

Spread the Word UK

The Banff Centre, Canada

The Michael King Writers’ Centre, New Zealand

The Writer’s Center, US

Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre, Wales

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland

 

Other

Authors & Illustrators SA: A guide to children’s authors and illustrators in SA.

Directory of Chinese-Australian Writers: a directory of Chinese-Australian writers to assist literary organisations, programmers and publications increase the diversity of their programs and journals.

Inside a Dog: The site promotes young adult literature, highlighting Australian writers and their work, and includes the best of the international scene. It hosts the Inky Awards for YA fiction.

LoveOzYA: A website harnessing and highlighting the conversations happening around the ‘Read Local’ ethos of LoveOzYA, and the various young adult (YA) communities already promoting Australian content to readers.