Writing that delights the senses: An interview with Hachette publisher Bernadette Foley

Hachette Australia is one of this country’s premier commercial publishers. They are home to such local luminaries as Lian Hearn, Kimberly Freeman, William McInnes, and Barry Humphries, to name just a few. Hachette also publish SF under the Orbit imprint and children’s books under the Lothian Children’s Book imprint. The UK and US divisions of … Continue reading »

Character is key: An interview with Ticonderoga’s Russell Farr and Liz Grzyb

GenreCon is nearly upon us, and with this in mind it’s time to check out one of Australia’s ace indie genre publishers, Ticonderoga Publications (TP). Ticonderoga is the brainchild of writer and editor, Russell B. Farr. They specialise in science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories, and have published the work of some of Australia’s … Continue reading »

Everything you always wanted to know about the Review of Australian Fiction (but were afraid to ask): An interview with Matthew Lamb

The Review of Australian Fiction is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative new fiction journals around. Emerging as the hyperactive brainchild of Matthew Lamb and Phil Crowley, the journal has already corralled an impressive and eclectic array of established and emerging Australian literary talent. I would love to say … Continue reading »

Viva La Novella: An interview with David Henley

Cram your novel in a compactor; strap your short story to a rack; or break out your best short novel or long short story. In other words, it’s time to bust out those novellas. Seizure, the cutting-edge, Sydney-based journal, is currently running Viva La Novella, a novella competition for Australian and New Zealand writers. Seizure … Continue reading »

Market Profile: In Fabula-divinos

Are you an emerging science fiction and fantasy writer wondering where to send your work? In Fabula-divinos: The Tale Tellers is a fantastic new Australian short-fiction market that’s aimed directly at new writers who have yet to be professionally published. Speakeasy recently caught up with editor Nicole Murphy to discuss what they’re looking for and … Continue reading »

Publishing Boot Camp

A State of Writing and Red Hill Publishing are presenting The Publishing Boot Camp – the first event of its kind for Queensland and possibly Australia: an independent event focusing on the business side of books, writing and publishing   Speakers include head of the Queensland Writers Centre Kate Eltham, bestselling author Kim Wilkins, book … Continue reading »

Fantastic opportunity for aspiring authors…

Hachette Australia and Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) have announced their national program for writers in 2010. This round, the program is open for emerging Australian authors of both commercial adult fiction and non-fiction with manuscripts that range from 50,000 – 120,000 words. Up to 10 emerging fiction and non-fiction writers will work with editors from … Continue reading »

Bundling -v- Pirating

You wouldn’t steal a policeman’s helmet and go to the toilet in it, would you? … So says The IT Crowd in its spoof of anti-piracy warnings, brilliantly channelling consumer frustration with the hypocrisy of Digital Rights Management. A New York Times ethicist entered this controversial territory when he penned a recent piece in which … Continue reading »

A busy business…

You’ve probably heard already: we’ve started on the production schedule for the next print edition of The Australian Writer’s Marketplace 2011/12. But don’t worry, your copy of AWM 2009/10 is still good! The eleventh edition of AWM won’t be out until late next year. It just means that anyone who has a listing in AWMonline … Continue reading »