By popular demand, we are making AWMonline’s list of Industry blogs for Australian Writers available here at Speakeasy. It’s fantastic that people are finding this resource so useful!

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Industry News and Views

Australian Book Review
Contributors include editor Peter Rose and other ABR staff, and guest bloggers from the world of letters.

A personal blog by screenwriter David Tiley, featuring filmmaking and culture news and views.

Booksller and Publisher
Bookseller and Publisher magazine’s online news covering the Australian book industry.

Boomerang Books
Industry news and information from an online bookseller.

Call My Agent!
Australian literary agent, Agent Sydney, sheds light on the sometimes shadow-shrouded world of publishing.

Carina Press
A collection of information about books, interviews with authors, and submission updates, from Harlequin’s digital-first publisher.

The Empty Page
Writing and publishing news, opportunities and gossip from Queensland Writers Centre.

Exisle Publishing
An insider’s guide to the glamorous (cough, cough) world of publishing.

Watch this space for the blog and other digital publishing resources for the Australian writing and publishing industry.

Inside a Dog

A project of the Centre for Youth Literature promoting young adult literature.

A mixture of news and reviews relevant to Australian literature and literary events.

Page Seventeen
The behind-the-scenes blog of Page Seventeen, which publishes short stories and poetry.

Pub Date Critical
News and analysis of the publishing sector by a respected publisher and academic.

Red Hill Publishing
News about the business of books by experienced editor and co-founder of Red Hill Publishing.

Speakeasy – The Australian Writer’s Marketplace
Writing and publishing news, events, and markets.

Twenty-First Century Bookshow
Sleepers Publishing’s Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn talk about books, writing, words, fiction, manuscripts, book covers, and whatever tickles them… Complete with bloopers!

The Sydney Morning Herald’s books writer Susan Wyndham flips the pages of new titles, ideas, news and gossip from the book world.

Writing Resources

About Book Design
A blog specifically for the many individuals within the publishing industry to communicate with each other—a chinwag about designing for the publishing industry in Australia.

Authors’ Ally
A broad range of writing tips from things as small as grammar (colon versus semi-colon) to genre structure by Kathy Stewart who runs Authors’ Ally and Assegai Books

The Bones Remember Everything
A vast arrray of information on craft and opportunities for writers by speculative fiction writer Angela Slatter who works for Queensland Writers Centre.

Strategies and survival tips for the 21st-century writer by Jeff Vandermeer.

Christopher Copywriter
Insights into how professional communication is a businessperson’s best friend.

Content Writer Micky’s Blog
News and views of a professional Search Engine Optimisation Web Copywriter.


Advice and insights for professional writers by Jonathan Crossfield.

The Craft of Writing Fiction
A collaborative blog written by professional writers, for writers.

The Creative Penn
Information by Joanna Penn for writers of any genre on how to write, how to get published, and how to market their own book.

David Brewster

Interesting information about words, freelance writing, copywriting, and ghostwriting.

Dee Scribe
Tips and advice for aspiring writers by emerging Young Adult author Dee White.

Divine Write

All things copywriting – and quite a bit about Search Engine Optimization by professional writer Glenn Murray.

Electric Alphabet
News and views on writing and publishing in the digital near-future, by Kate Eltham, Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Writers Centre.

Graham Storrs
A blog is about writing, writers, publication and reviews with handy tips for self publishing.

Information on computer programs and writing for business by freelance copywriters.

Justine Larbalestier
Renowned Australian Young Fiction author Justine Larbalestier provides helpful hints for aspiring writers.

Angela Meyers focuses on many different aspects of the writing and publishing industry for writers and readers who wish to know what is happening in the world beyond their desk.

Not Enough Words
A few personal posts mixed in with helpful tips and hints for short story writers by Merrilee Faber.

Snappy Sentences
Offers advice for people looking for copywriters, and how they should deal with them.

The Story Department
Various tips for all kinds of writers, from script to prose, by Karel Segers and others.

Information for writers who wish to publish online, information about the industry in general, as well as a spattering of personal opinion and events by Lisa Dempster of Vignette press, and Director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Writers Blog
A national online writers group which uses blog technology to connect to the work of other writers. Writers Blog covers writing and topical issues.


Another Lost Shark
A comprehensive source of information for poets, including news, events, and reviews by poet Graham Nunn.

Aust Crime
A collection of reviews and interesting tid-bits about crime writing in Australia.

Australian Romantic Suspense
Bronwyn Parry is an Australian Romantic Suspense author, whose blog features guest bloggers, and showcases a vast variety of news and events in the Australian Romantic Suspense category.

The Deletions
Poems, poetry news, palaver, art, life, and culture by Pam Brown, poet, and editor for Jacket Magazine.

Kipple Poetry
A place for poets to gather, and to submit their poetry. Kipple is run and edited by published poet Ashley Capes.

Children’s and Youth Literature blog by journalist Judith Ridge.

Romance Bandits
Reviews, interviews and personal views by a group of romance writers.

Romance Writers of Australia
Promotes romance writing in Australia and helps aspiring authors achieve publishing success.

We Love YA
Young Adult fiction – reviews and personal stories written by Young Adult authors (Amanda Ashby, Diane Curran, Kiki Lon, Natalie Hatch, Sara Hantz, Steph Bowe, and Vanessa Barneveld).

Thanks to the AWMonline Intern Chloe Townson from the Writing, Editing and Publishing Program at The University of Queensland, for researching and compiling this great resource.

7 Responses to “Industry Blogroll…”

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  2. KatApel,

    This list is great. Thanks for sharing!

    I thought I’d also share a link to, the home of our worldwide picture book chat for those within the inudstry. The chat is founded and co-ordinated by two QWC members. Chat transcripts are posted on the blog – along with topics for future chats – and other PB links.

    If it’s appropriate to your blogroll, you’re welcome to include it.

  3. Rosanne Dingli,

    I think my blog should be on this list: it’s all about books, writing and the writing life.

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