Horror stories, tales that frighten, yarns that unsettle us in our comfortable homes. All themes in this genre will be accepted, from the well-used (zombies, vampires, ghosts etc) to the highly original, so long as the story is professional and well written. No previously published entries will be accepted – all tales must be an original work by the author. Stories can be as violent or as bloody as the storyline dictates, but those containing gratuitous sex or violence will not be considered.
Annual medal for the most outstanding index to a book or periodical compiled in Australia or New Zealand, if one of sufficient quality is submitted. The index should be substantial in size, have complex subject matter, and language, form and index structure should demonstrate the indexer’s expertise. Index should serve the needs of both text and reader. Confirm closing date with competition organisers.
The Family Therapist’s Award Committee presents two awards for outstanding Australian children’s literature: one for Children’s/Youth Literature and one for Young Readers/Picture Book Award. Contact organisers for full information. Alternative email: [email protected].
Publisher of scholarly books, periodicals and electronic products for all academic disciplines. Under the Arcadia imprint, a publisher of general books, principally history, biography and fiction. Specialisation: Academic and general non-fiction, history, biography, lifestyle, information, corporate, fiction.
The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine sold on the streets by people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage. The Big Issue is timely and topical, and loved by readers for its distinctive brand of irreverence. The magazine has something for everyone: vendors’ stories, celebrity profiles, culture, commentary and in-depth social justice investigations all feature in its pages.
Founded in 2000, Black Inc. is an independent Australian publisher of quality non-fiction, fiction and poetry, based in Melbourne. Imprints include the Quarterly Essay journal, Australian Foreign Affairs, and Nero and La Trobe University Press books. Passionate about important new works of history, politics, biography, criticism and current affairs, as well as novels and poems that open up new worlds.
Blake Education produces primary and secondary teaching materials that are useful and user-friendly. Materials are largely written by teachers, for teachers, and cater to the exact needs teachers share and are most appropriate for classroom use. Specialisation: Primary education (reading books, teacher resource material), primary literacy resources, secondary education (teacher resource material).
Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the latest book industry news, events, features, interviews, opinion, personnel changes, job advertisements and classifieds. Books+Publishing is also the only source of pre-publication reviews of Australian books.
The British Australian Community, an incorporated association, was established in 1967 to represent the interests of Australian residents of British Isles descent. The award is for an essay of up to 800 words on the theme of the positive heritage of British culture in Australia.
Cambridge University Press is the printing and publishing house of the University of Cambridge. Specialisation: academic publications in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, technical, professional and media sciences as well as primary and secondary education texts.
Australia-wide membership organisation for drama teachers of primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Offers courses, workshops, access to support systems, resources and information about performances. It is the oldest drama association for teachers in Australia.
Edit or die is a freelance editing and writing consultancy servicing business, individuals, writers, government and publishers. Manuscript assessments and reports, copy editing and proofreading, indexing, marketing and submission advice, preparation for printing, design and layout, advertising and copy writing. Specialising in fantasy and science fiction, genre novels and self-published books. The business arm of edit or die specialises in technical, scientific, medical, legal, community and government publications.
Eleanor Curtain Publishing specialises in reference and professional development books for primary teachers. The focus is on key curriculum and educational issues with a wide national and international market. All titles are either published under licence or distributed in North America and New Zealand.
Express Media is a non-profit arts and media organisation that presents media, writing and arts programs for young people. Express Media’s program includes spoken word events, publishing projects, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other arts and media related activities. Publishes a quarterly magazine, Voiceworks, the premier national magazine for young writers. Contributions are accepted from artists under 25 years old, including prose, poetry, artwork, comics and cartoons.
Ford Street is a successful small independent Australian publisher of books for children and young adults. Publishes around fifteen titles a year, ranging from picture books through to novels for older readers. Ford Street’s publisher is renowned Australian author, Paul Collins, who has written extensively for both the local and international markets.