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Archer Magazine is an independent journal founded to explore Australia’s current attitudes to sexual diversity. Acting as a relic of its time, Archer encapsulates a moment in Australia’s history through text and images, offering reflections on diversity, sexuality and equality. Archer’s manifesto is to present engaging, inclusive viewpoints from the myriad genders, sexualities and identities of Australia.
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Emerging Writers’ Mentorship Program provides winners with the opportunity to develop their early draft manuscript to a publishable standard with professional mentors. Applications are assessed on literary and artistic merit and developmental potential.
The Australian Historical Association, founded in 1973, is a national organisation of historians, academics, professionals and others, working in all fields of history. Its members number around 600, including universities, libraries and other affiliates.
Australian Plays Transform (APT) is Australia’s national play development, publication and licensing organisation. It hosts the world’s largest online showcase and searchable database of the best Australian playwriting. APT seeks new voices for new times, develops plays that change the national story, links them to production, publishes them, promotes them, and licenses them for future productions here and around the world.
Celebrating the very best in Australian stage and screen writing the AWGIE Awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of Australian storytellers and their contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape. These prestigious awards are the only industry awards given by writers to writers judged exclusively on the basis of the writer’s own vision, the script.
The Booranga Writers Centre (Wagga Wagga Writers Writers, WWWW) assists and promotes local authors and their work. WWWW holds regular readings at local venues, conducts writing workshops, offers writing fellowships and mentorships at Booranga and publishes an annual anthology, ‘fourW’, under the imprint of fourW Press. WWWW is active in promoting writing and writers throughout the Riverina area: Albury, Cootamundra, Griffith, Leeton, Young, Tumut and Tumbarumba.
Byron Writers Festival is a time of celebration, exchange and reflection. This Festival presents some of the finest writers from Australia and overseas in a program designed to amuse and stimulate in the best venue in the country, the beaches of Byron.
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) National Conference provides a meeting point for those passionate about children’s and young adult literature. Featuring Australian and international guests, the weekend conference consists of panels, keynote addresses, book signings and discussion sessions.
Concrete Playground is a digital city guide that helps you find the best and most interesting things happening around you. Launched in 2009, Concrete Playground now connects with a wide and engaged audience in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington.
The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit copyright collecting society that manages the right of authors and publishers to reproduce their work. Their mission is to secure fair payment to authors and publishers for the copying of their works while providing users with a legal and practical way to meet their copyright responsibilities.
Since 1984, the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards has given school children ages K-12 the opportunity to express their poetic voices. Entries for the historic competition open every year, so get those keyboards and imaginations ready! See website for competition details, terms and conditions and entry information.
History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association, and is proudly published by Taylor & Francis. All members of the AHA receive a subscription to the journal. History Australia aims to reflect the concerns of historians making, teaching and applying history in both Australia and its region. It publishes high quality and innovative scholarship in any field.
Formerly the National Book Council Manuscript Assessment Service, Lynk provides expert assessments and copy edits across all genres. Team of professional editors, authors and academics offer emerging and established writers sensitive feedback and guidance.
The Scholarships are awarded annually to candidates who show great promise in the arts and literature, with nine scholarship categories available, offered over alternate years: Acting, Architecture, Ballet, Instrumental Music, Painting, Poetry, Prose, Sculpture and Singing. Scholarship funds can be used to assist with study programs, professional training courses and/or mentor programs.
The National Biography Award, supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation, celebrates excellence in biography, autobiography and memoir writing. With a prize pool of $42,000 it is the nation’s richest prize for Australian biographical writing and memoir.
The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) is an annual gathering of young writers. A place to show work, share ideas, and learn. NYWF programs are free, and made by and for young writers who create across stage, page, web and beyond. Returning in 2021 with a hybrid model – retaining a digital program that will exist alongside the usual festival which takes place across the October long weekend in Newcastle, NSW.
Part of an international publishing group in which each home market, such as Australia, is given a very specific local focus with complete autonomy. Specialisation: Australiana, travel and pictorial books on Australia, natural history, information books, cookery, gardening, health and lifestyle, current affairs, biographies and true crime.