Opportunity: The Big Issue Fiction 2015 Issue

At a Glance Wants: Short Fiction (300 words – 2,500 words) Genre/Theme: Any Pay Rate: Unknown Deadline: 1 June, 2015 Go Directly to the Writer’s Guidelines In Detail The Big Issue invites all writers – of whatever age, whether established, emerging, or just keen to have a crack – to submit previously unpublished short stories from 300 to 2,5000 words for the 2015 Fiction … Continue reading »

Opportunity Round-Up

Harper Voyager looking for an Associate Publisher/Commissioning Editor HarperCollins Publishers has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, energetic and entrepreneurial publisher to help expand Voyager, Australia’s leading fantasy and sci-fi imprint. Applications close Friday 18 January 2013. Further details available online. Be a Part of the Emerging Writers Festival The Emerging Writers Festival is looking … Continue reading »

Overland Short Story Prize For New and Emerging Writers

Overland is on the hunt for new literary voices with submissions for their Emerging Writers Short Story prize closing at the end of August. With a first prize of $6000 and two runners-up prizes of $1000, it’s a fabulous opportunity for any emerging writer. Details and competition guidelines are available now on the Overland website, … Continue reading »

EWF Seeks Festival Director

In a very short space of time the Emerging Writers’ Festival has become an important part of Australia’s literary calendar, and they’re currently looking for a new Festival Director who has the skills and nous to deliver a truly national festival for Australia’s emerging writers. If you’ve got the ideas and the passion to support … Continue reading »

Lunch with Sam Cooney

Ever wondered what editors want from writers? Our special Facebook event Lunch with Sam Cooney is your chance to ask.  Sam, incoming editor of The Lifted Brow and experienced editor across a range of genres and publications, will be on hand to answer your questions about finding a market for your work. Who is Sam? … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

Apologies for posting this a little later than usual on a Friday – it’s been a busy week here at the AWM offices with the announcement of GenreCon and the work going on behind the scenes for the next Australian Writer’s Marketplace print edition. But we’re sneaking this in under the wire, and there’s plenty … Continue reading »

Friday Fry Up

Another week, another Friday afternoon, and once again we’ve got a handful of writing and publishing links to for you to ponder over your weekend. Overland has adopted a new submission model that sees them move submissions from Overland subscribers to the front of the editorial queue. They may not be the first market to … Continue reading »

Creative non-fiction opportunity

Here’s a great opportunity for creative non-fiction writers… The U.S. quarterly magazine Creative Nonfiction, in association with the Australian arts company tashmadada, seeks new essays for a special “Australia” issue. They’re looking for a variety of perspectives–from locals, expats, tourists, or anyone else–and will consider essays of all forms and focus as long as Australia’s … Continue reading »

Tonight’s Writing Race: Katherine Howell

At tonight’s Writing Race, we will welcome crime fiction writer Katherine Howell, the author of Violent Exposure and Cold Justice. To find out more about Katherine, visit www.katherinehowell.com. To have some fun and gain feedback from Katherine on your own writing, feel free to join us at www.awmonline.com.au at 8pm. All welcome!