May Day: Writing Race Announcement!

Once again our Writing Race was a huge success. Thank you so much to Special Guest Alan Baxter who joined us last week and to all our participants. Although there wasn’t a lot of discussion on the page, I have the suspicion is this was because everyone was too busy writing to chat! We had … Continue reading »

Come and Join the Writing Race Tonight!

Greetings fellow wordsmiths, Amy the Intern here for another weekly update on the AWMOnline Writing Races. Guest Captain Charlotte Nash Last week we were graced with the presence of the one and only Charlotte Nash! Charlotte’s first novel ‘Ryder’s Ridge’ came out on the 26th of March and I was first in line to grab … Continue reading »

Writing Race Tonight! And a Guest Announcement!

Hello, Amy the intern back for my weekly post to update you all on the happenings in last week’s Writing Race, and tempt you to come along to tonight’s Race. Last Wednesday was a cold and rainy night – perfect for settling in somewhere warm with a warm beverage and a writing project. Our small … Continue reading »

Australian YA books "strong and well-written": Michael Gerard Bauer

Last week, AWMonline subscribers spoke with Australian YA author Michael Gerard Bauer during an online forum. The dynamics of having so many enthusiatic writers put questions to our internationally successful guest quickly created a warm and vibrant conversation. Here are some highlights from the discussion: Kate: How conscious are you of the influence of your … Continue reading »

Lit mags #1: blind submissions are the most exciting

Written something terrific? Wondering what to do with it? Speakeasy is profiling a range of contemporary Australian literary magazines to show beginner/developing writers the wealth of opportunities to have their short works published. The Lifted Brow is a progressive and experimental Australian literary and music journal. First published in Brisbane, The Brow’s team now operates from lit-zine central … Continue reading »