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Ask an ALAA Agent

Advice for Aspiring Picture Book Authors For the May edition of Ask an ALAA Agent Jacinta di Mase, Director of Jacinta di Mase Management, has collated some of the ALAA agents' top tips for emerging picture book authors. 'Writing a picture book is like writing "War and Peace" in Haiku.' - Mem Fox. Mem also offers tips… Continue reading Ask an ALAA Agent


Creative Writing Fellowships for Regional NSW Writers

  Varuna the National Writers House is now accepting applications for the 2015 LitLink Residential Fellowship. A LitLink Residential Fellowship offers writers living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area* a two-week residency at the idyllic Varuna in the Blue Mountains, NSW. The fellowship includes full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening… Continue reading Creative Writing Fellowships for Regional NSW Writers


Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency

Ray Koppe Young Writers' Residency The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) will accept applications for the annual Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency in April 2015. The program is open to writers who have not yet had a full-length work published and have a limited publication history of short works. Judges will accept submissions across a… Continue reading Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency


Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Prizes

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: First Prize: $10,000 Second Prize: $5,000 Poetry Prize 2015… Continue reading Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Prizes


Varuna Open House day – 13 September

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… Continue reading Varuna Open House day – 13 September