The ACT Government offers an ACT Book of the Year Award for excellence in literature, valued at $10,000 for the winner, $2,000 for any highly commended book and $1,000 for each shortlisted book. The Award aims to support the development of ACT-based writers, promotes writing in the ACT, and contributes to a positive writing culture for the ACT.
The aim of the ACT Publishing Awards is to recognise, reward and promote writing by ACT region authors that has been published by small publishers or self-published. The Awards are administered by the ACT Writers Centre, in recognition of the excellent writing published locally.
This award is for an emerging ACT region writer. Entries must be between 1,500–3,000 words. First prize is $600. The winning short story and up to three highly commended stories may be published in an issue of the ACT Writers Centre magazine.
The National Library of Australia is the country’s largest reference library. It ensures that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian resources, are collected, preserved and made accessible. The Library also has programs of exhibitions, lectures, printing and publishing, and online events and services. Please see the website for further details.
Formed in 1996. Meets irregularly now. Members read each other’s work and give feedback and encouragement. Stages rehearsed readings and full performances of members’ scripts and has received funding from Arts ACT for dramaturgical support.
Magazine of the Australian Institute of Building. Covers innovation in the areas of building and construction management, industry news, event profiles, technical standards used by construction managers and regulations affecting building professionals.
Publishes science fiction, fantasy and horror stories, and poems. Welcomes new and established writers and artists. Has a preference for lighter, amusing styles of science fiction and fantasy, but will also consider more serious work for publication.
Offers evidence-based articles to impart new research information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among the early childhood field. Accepts high-quality submission relating to early childhood, inclusive of various academic fields, backgrounds and methodologies. Regularly publishes themed editions (suggestions welcome).
Refereed journal devoted to all aspects of librarianship in university and college libraries, including the TAFE sector, and in research libraries of all types. Topics include all aspects of librarianship, past and present, pure and applied bibliography, publishing information science, and related subjects.
Features commentary and analysis of the key issues facing the Australian Defence Force, and how consideration of these issues filters down into new business opportunities for commercial enterprises. Focuses on defence policy, defence industry, management issues, high technology manufacturing, aerospace and defence.
The Australian ISSN Agency is situated in the National Library of Australia and has sole responsibility for assigning ISSNs (International Standard Serial Numbers) to serial titles published in Australia. Details of all serial titles registered by the Library are sent to the ISSN International Centre in Paris for inclusion in the International ISSN database. Please call between 10am-12pm and 2-4pm.
We are authors who have set up a self-publishing group to help other authors get their books out to the world by taking books to the major international book fairs. We also arrange press releases for all books at the fair. The costs are minimal to attend.
The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG) helps science fiction, fantasy and horror writers and illustrators develop their craft through critiquing and sharing news and experiences. Meets the first Wednesday of the month for critiquing and the third Wednesday of the month for guild matters at ACT Writers Centre. Check mailing list for details.