Writing Race Tonight

Hello everyone it seems that I made a little mistake when scheduling the first Writing Race of 2013. Please forgive me, it’s my first time. Tonight’s Writing Race will take place at 8pm Queensland Time (9pm for those of you enjoying daylight saving’s time down south, and 6pm for our Western Australian writers). So, gather … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

INDUSTRY NEWS Harlequin has teamed with Cosmopolitan magazine produce the Red Hot Reads joint ebook venture GETTING PUBLISHED Virginia Lloyd on What Australian Publishers Want Deanna Uroske looks at Six Essential Issues in Any Ebook Contract Negotiation UNDERSTANDING THE INDUSTRY Christopher Currie blogs about what it’s like a year after your novel has been published Forbes … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

OPPORTUNITIES The Emerging Writers Festival is offering a 6 month Digital Mentorship for aspiring bloggers and digital content creators. Applications close 16 December HarperCollins has launched an electronic imprint dedicated to young adult short stories and novellas EDITOR AND AGENT INTERVIEWS Publishing Perspectives has an interview with YA Publisher Dan Weiss about Publishing for Gen Y and … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

OPPORTUNITIES Writers Victoria is taking applicants for the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, which will award $10,000 to an Australian writer to support the writing and research of a new biography. Details are available on their website SA Writer’s Centre are looking for a writer in residence for early 2013 WRITING ADVICE Brain Pickings has some … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

OPPORTUNITIES Overland is looking for emerging Muslim writers interested in being part of the Overland CAL Connections project. Successful applicants will develop a major political essay in conjunction with the project’s contributing editor. Final essays will be 3500–4000 words, and the commissioned writer will receive $1500 upon publication. The deadline for proposals is November 26 and … Continue reading »

GenreCon 2012 Wrap-up

Last week, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace hosted Australia’s inaugural conference for Australian genre writers, GenreCon. From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November, a passionate group of genre writers and industry professionals joined together to celebrate genre writing in all its forms. GenreCon 2012 was a huge success and we were thrilled to share the weekend … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

PUBLISHING ADVICE SF author Charlie Stross outlines some of the misconceptions that are common among new writers. Dear Author explores The Evolution of a Series. Carrie Vaughn on Micropayments as a Much-Needed Pat On the Back (via Genreality) YA Highway on managing relationships with Non-Writing Spouses WRITING ADVICE 8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Author Critique Sessions Booklifenow.com on … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

The AWM team is off to GenreCon this weekend – if you’re a genre writer in the Sydney area, come check us out. For everyone else, here’s a handful of tasty writing and publishing links to get you through the weekend: OPPORTUNITIES The program for Melbourne’s NonfictionNow conference will be running November 21 – 24. … Continue reading »