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The [untitled] team pride ourselves on promoting new and emerging authors from all across the country. A number of authors who’ve appeared in [untitled] have gone on to bigger and better things, such as A.S, Patric, the winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin with his novel, Black Rock, White City (Transit Lounge); Ryan O’Neill with Their Brilliant Careers (Black Inc.); George Ivanoff, the You Choose series (Penguin); Tess Evans, Mercy Street (HarperCollins); Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones, In the Quiet (HarperCollins); and many, many more.

Busybird Publishing

Each ABR Fellowship is worth $5000. Funded by ABR’s generous Patrons and by philanthropic foundations, the Fellowship program is intended to reward outstanding Australian writers and to advance the magazine’s commitment to critical debate and literary values. ABR will offer two or three such Fellowships each year.


ACER Press is the publishing arm of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) which is a national educational research and development agency. Established in 1930, it is an independent, not-for-profit company. ACER Press publishes in print and online formats. Specialisation: Education, psychology, human resources, parenting education.

Open-access arts festival, featuring performers and groups from all artistic mediums. The second-largest fringe festival in the world. Arranges medium-specific programs like 2007’s Word program, which featured writers reading from and talking about their work. Open to programming requests from individuals who want to perform or read at the festival.

The Adelaide Writers’ Week is Adelaide’s premier literary festival.


Published each month and distributed with The Advertiser. Contains feature articles, interviews, profiles and reviews of fashion, travel, food and wine etc. Emphasis on local Adelaide content.

News Limited

The AlburyCity Short Story Award offers $1000 cash first prize. The maximum word limit is 3000 words. Entry fee is $10. Details and conditions of entry can be found on the website.

Every year

The Ampersand Prize aims to find brilliant debut novels by YA and middle-grade writers. Since its launch, the Ampersand Prize has quickly become the premier award for debut novelists in Australia and New Zealand. Manuscripts must be full-length novels. MG novels are usually between 30,000 and 50,000 words long. YA novels are usually between 50,000 and 90,000 words long.


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.

Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Cooperative

Angry Robot is a global imprint dedicated to the best in modern adult science fiction, fantasy and everything in between. Angry Robot is British-based but sells worldwide through Penguin Random House (US/Canada) and Simon & Schuster (Australia/NZ). Their mission is to produce books that appeal to everyone, from post-Dr Who and Xbox fans to long-time genre enthusiasts.

This is an editing service for those who wish to make their writing shine. Ariel Editing offers manuscript appraisal, copy editing and proofreading across genre. With fifteen years’ experience, Katia has nurtured countless beginner writers to publication, as well as helping established writers polish their work. From large-structural editing to the tweaking of syntax and punctuation, Katia helps individuals and organisations to meet their writing goals.

Ten minute play competition. Black box theatre style no longer than 1500 words. Radio plays, monologues, comedy, drama, youth plays encouraged.

ARK Theatre

Artist Profile is a quarterly journal of in-depth and exclusive interviews with contemporary visual artists. Featuring exclusive studio interviews and photographic profiles of visual artists with a concentration on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as essays by artists, scholars and curators; artist projects; exhibition reviews; and information on books, films, fairs, biennials and contemporary art festivals.

The Auckland Writers and Readers Festival is a festival of ideas celebrating books and reading, with events, panels and workshops involving many distinguished local, Asia-Pacific and international writers. Affiliated with the Sydney Writers Festival.

The Australian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) brings together writers, teachers, students, and editors. Membership is open to anyone with a professional involvement in the teaching of writing, primarily tertiary. The AAWP aims to represent the interests of creative writing teachers and students by providing a forum for discussion and publication. It runs conferences and publishes an online refereed journal, TEXT, containing critical articles, reviews, interviews and creative work.

A non-profit organisation for Australian and New Zealand writers of horror. Brings together professional and amateur writers, while improving the general understanding of what horror is in literature and exposing the genre to a wider audience. Offers support and mentoring programs, critiquing , writing and publication articles, the latest news, state of the market reports (including agents, magazines and publishing houses), magazine subscription discounts, information about competitions, anthologies and annual conferences.


Magazine for teachers, allied educators in public sector schools, TAFE colleges and early childhood centres.

Australian Education Union

The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) is the national association for the translating and interpreting profession. It offers contacts, networking, professional development, quality assurance, lectures and can also help find interpreters and translators.

This biennial forum defines a new way to talk about theatre in Australia. It is a conversation with all corners of the sector – writers, makers, designers and elders – to ensure that Australian theatre acknowledges our past in looking to the future. Through a broad range of keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and activities, be prepared to share some radical ideas about how theatre can make a difference.

Runs masterclasses with some of the world’s most respected scriptwriters and developers; seminars on craft and genre; mentorship programs and a number of professional initiatives designed to give members opportunity and support in their craft and careers. The AWG also works closely with other industry organisations and government bodies to develop further opportunities for members.


Set up and managed by the Australian Script Centre, in collaboration with PlayWriting Australia, Currency Press and Playlab, have designed this site to make it easy for you to browse our comprehensive catalogue and find the ideal Australian play for your next production.


Awa Press is an independent, award-winning, New Zealand-owned company that specialises in contemporary non-fiction by New Zealand and overseas authors. Its list includes travel, memoir, sport, collected essays, the Ginger Series, 100 Essential New Zealand series and Awa Science. The company is keenly interested in international co-publishing and rights sales.


Baen Books is an independent science fiction and fantasy publisher, distributed by Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster. Baen Books has become a market leader, publishing books at the heart of SF, by authors such as David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, David Weber, James Hogan, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Niven and many more.

Half day workshops provided by Ballarat Writers inc.

The Bath Children’s Novel invites entries from children’s novelists of any nationality or perspective. All genres of chapter, middle grade and young adult novels are eligible – from funny to dark, fashionable to forever, fantastic to futuristic.The Bath Children’s Novel Award is a prize for unpublished and self-published novelists.