We are now contributing useful ‘insider’ articles on publishing to The Victorian Writer magazine
Funded and administered by Griffith University in agreement with the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts, the Josephine Ulrick literature and poetry prizes are worth $30,000 in total prize money in 2015.
Literature Prize 2015
For a short story up to 2000 words:
Poetry Prize 2015
For a poem up to 100 lines:
The much-loved Blue Mountains (NSW) writers’ centre Varuna will have an Open House day on Saturday September 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors can take a tour of the house and garden, and enjoy live entertainment for kids and adults, readings and author talks, plus book, plant and cake stalls. It’s a rare opportunity to see the original home of authors Eleanor and Eric Dark, later gifted to the nation’s writers by the Dark family. Some of the featured Open House events this year include:
• a series of heritage kitchen conversations with Anne Elliott from Slow Food Blue Mountains, who will be cooking recipes from Eleanor Dark’s own cookbook!
• Eleanor Dark’s biographer Barbara Brooks, talking with local author Sylvia Martin in Eleanor’s own writing studio – answering questions about Eleanor’s life, and reading from her work and letters.
• wonderful Children’s writers to entertain younger visitors – stay tuned for news of the featured authors.
• Varuna Alumni author Jessie Cole talking about her acclaimed new novel Deeper Water – in conversation with Peter Bishop; and
• the opportunity to chat with local writers, Varuna Alumni, consultants and Board members about their work at Varuna, and the ongoing legacy of the Eleanor Dark Foundation.
For more information visit varuna.com.au.
As has been announced recently, State Library of Queensland is taking a leadership role managing the awards, collaborating with the QLA community to continue the program.
Ten award categories provide opportunities for both published and emerging writers, as well as four fellowships supporting new works by Queensland writers.
Entries close 19 September 2014
For more information and entry details visit qldliteraryawards.org.au
The Northern Territory Writers’ Centre looks after a vibrant and diverse writing community. Although the centre is in Darwin, there are activities in other parts of the Territory, including Alice Springs. For the program of what Alice Springs writers can look forward to over the next few months, please visit the NT Writers Centre website.
If you live in regional Western Australia, ProximityWA, an initiative of WritingWA, asks you to help spread the word about the extraordinary range of literary activities and opportunities available across regional WA. Regionally based writers, libraries, festivals and others engaged in reading and writing activities throughout the state are invited to post information about forthcoming events and opportunities on the ProximityWA website.
For details on how to submit, visit www.proximitywa.org/submit-a-post-login/.
The deadline for expressions of interest for the 2015 Queensland Writers Centre Program is fast approaching.
For 2015, QWC invites proposals from innovative and engaging writers, editors, and publishing industry professionals to present original writing workshops and seminars in our program of events.
They are interested in tutors capable of professional, well-prepared and instructional presentations, who are serious about delivering creative and professional learning opportunities to participants and members.
It is strongly advised that you refer to QWC’s 2014 program, and website resources and content, prior to applying to ensure your project or content aligns with QWC’s ethos.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday 20 August.
For more information and submission details, please visit the QWC website.
Queensland Writers Centre’s Year of the Novel and Year of the Edit courses are always popular. Now they are offering Express Year of the Edit – a four-month course presented by Kári Gislason, commencing 14 September and finishing on 11 January 2015. For details please visit the QWC website.