Writers’ Groups & Organisations
A social enterprise and centre for young writers in the inner-west of Melbourne.
ACT Writers was founded in 1995 and is the leading organisation of writing-based culture in the ACT. ACT Writers advocates for, connects, develops and celebrates writers.
Initiated by the African Australian Advocacy Centre and facilitated by WestWords. The African Australian Writers Group is a group of writers of all genres. The group focus is on craft and critical feedback with a view to publishing. A group of people from Africa and the African diaspora who realise the power of narrative in our world. Groups are both virtual and are opening in-person locations in Blacktown and Liverpool NSW.
Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Education, Training and the Arts, develops and implements cultural policy and administers cultural funding and capital works programs that support arts and cultural development for the benefit of the community.
The Australian Bush Poets Association promotes bush poetry as an art form in the entertainment field, both in the spoken word form and as published verse. Publishes a monthly newsletter to keep members informed of coming events and past results, and encourages members to enter competitions, both written and performance.
The ACWA is dedicated to promoting greater recognition for crime, thriller and mystery writing in Australia and to protect the general professional interests of all creators of crime and mystery works. The ACWA is not just for professionals, but aims to provide something for everyone who is devoted to the crime genre. The ACWA also organises the annual Ned Kelly Awards, and celebrates new and up-and-coming talent with the Best First Fiction award and excellence in true crime writing with the True Crime Ned Kelly award.
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.
Providing the book industry with indentifiers services such as ISBN, barcodes, QRCodes, Widgets, SANs etc.
Formed to provide a public presence and point of contact for literary agents and their staff. Members of the association are required to adhere to the principles outlined in the code of practice.
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.
The Australian Poetry is a not-for-profit, national incorporated association established to promote reading, writing and publishing activities associated with Australian poetry in all of its forms.
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) promotes and protects the professional interests of Australian literary creators. The ASA sets minimum recommended rates for authors and illustrators and provides information about minimum recommended terms for contracts for writers and illustrators.
The Australian Writers’ Centre offers courses in creative writing, freelance writing, business writing, blogging and much more.
The Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) is the professional association for all performance writers, writers for television, screen, theatre, radio and multimedia. The AWG gives access to legal and contractual advice, provides a script development registration service and a script assessment service. The AWG offers professional courses and publications.
black&write! is a national project with a dual focus on First Nations writing and editing.
Our goal is to establish a children's literature centre in Queensland where young people can interact with authors, illustrators and storytellers. We aim to engender a love of literature in Queensland children and young people through our projects and events. We run a support group for emerging writers and illustrators called Write Links, offer an annual mentorship and hold writing competitions for adutls and children.
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.
A non-profit, social networking group for published book authors. We usually have an industry guest speaker, and there's always lively discussion. Please email in the first instance, and provide short bio (couple of sentences) for introduction to group members.
Community for screenwriters to connect and talk script writing.
The Bundaberg Writers' Club was founded to allow people interested in writing to meet, chat, practise their craft, solve problems, and to try out ideas. Since the club's establishment, members have been actively involved in the community - presenting literary events like the annual WriteFest, supporting young writers with the YOW awards, taking part in the region's October CRUSH Festival, and finding as many ways to think and act laterally as we can. Long distance members welcome: the club's long distance members come from Tasmania, NSW, Miriam Vale, Tow...
The Caboolture Writers' Link Group is a group of people from the wider Caboolture area who share a love of writing. New members are welcome.
A community group that promotes and encourages the local writers of the Cairns Regional area in Far North Queensland in Australia.
Carindale Writers' Group meets every first and third Thursday morning of the month at the Holland Park Library. The service we offer is to provide encouragement through sharing and discussion. We are open for membership to both emerging and established writers of all genres.
The Chermside Writers Group aims to give its members a chance to present their writings, to encourage them to accept fair but civil feedback, and to help them to better understand and apply the accepted rules of the English language.
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.
Formed in 2011, Creative Kids Tales is an industry recognised site designed to assist Australian emerging and established children’s authors. Our services include: Manuscript Assessments, Author Personal Training, Workshops, Author Platform, Online Critique Group, Festivals, Publishing opportunities, Comprehensive Publisher and Agent listing for our Members, dedicated Facebook group for members, monthly online meet-ups, networking opportunities, writing tips and lots more.
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.
Branch of Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd). Association of publishing professionals, including editors, designers, illustrators, typesetters, proofreaders, desktop publishers and publishing consultants dedicated to excellence in publishing in Queensland. Seminars and workshops are held regularly.
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.
A group offering support, encouragement and constructive criticism of writing. Writers of all genres, beginners and experienced welcome. General (assignment) meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Beforehand, writers are given reference material on a writing subject and an assignment. Novel and Short Story Critiquing meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month.