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Opportunities

Below is a list of available residencies, scholarships, publications seeking submissions and other opportunities. Be sure to check out our program of workshops to get you ready for publication.

 

Book Smugglers Publishing: Open Call for Short Story Submissions

Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Book Smugglers Publishing is open for short stories submissions for publication in 2017.

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Short and Twisted Anthology

Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Short and Twisted, an anthology of short stories and poetry with a twist at the end, is seeking submissions of short stories (2000 words, 500 words and 100 words), poetry and images for the 2017 issue.  Submissions are now open and close on 31 January 2017. For submission guidelines see website www.celapenepress.com.au, email [email protected] or send SSAE to 2 Bonview Court, Knoxfield, VIC, 3180.

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Wombat Books Illustration Challenge 2017

Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Wombat Books is seeking original illustrations from Australian school-aged students to publish in a unique picture book by well-known children’s author Aleesah Darlison.

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Dangerous Women

Closing date: 08 Mar 2017

The Dangerous Women Project are looking for high quality reflections and creative responses to the question: ‘What does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’

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Penguin (The Monthly Catch)

Ongoing

The General Publishing team at Penguin Group (Australia) is keen and excited to read new work from Australian authors, and as such they’ve developed the Monthly Catch. Keep reading…

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Pan MacMillan (Manuscript Monday)

Ongoing

A new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process. Keep reading…

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Momentum Monday (Pan MacMillian digital imprint)

Ongoing

Momentum, Australia’s first major digital imprint, is open to submissions. Keep reading…

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Allen & Unwin (The Friday Pitch)

Ongoing

Through Friday Pitch Allen & Unwin have given new and emerging writers a chance to have their work read by our publishers within a reasonable time.  Keep reading…

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Random House

Ongoing

They do accept manuscript submissions but they have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to them. Keep reading…

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Hachette

Ongoing

Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. Keep reading…

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Text Publishing

Ongoing

Text is broadly interested in publishing fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult. Keep reading…

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MidnightSun Publishing (South Australian)

Ongoing

MidnightSun Publishing is always accepting submissions. Keep reading…

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One Page Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions

Ongoing

One Page Literary Magazine is looking for submissions. One Page features flash stories under 1000 words and micro stories under 300 words. Keep reading…

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Open Pitches

Ongoing

Writers often have pitches they don’t know where to send. Editors often have openings they don’t know how to fill.

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Asymptote

Ongoing

Asymptote welcomes submissions of translated poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama; certain types of original English-language nonfiction, including literary and critical writing; as well as visual art.

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Bombay Gin

Ongoing

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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In It For The Long Scrawl

Ongoing

We are a literary magazine created by teens.

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wigleaf

Ongoing

We feature stories under 1000 words.

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Erin Thomas Playwright Fund

Ongoing

It can be tough getting your playwriting career going if you live outside of the capital cities – opportunities to engage with the theatre industry are rare and expensive. The newly established Erin Thomas Playwright Fund has been created to support emerging playwrights from regional or remote areas to attend opportunities or events that would help them develop their careers. To be eligible, playwrights need to: reside in a regional, remote or rural area of Australia; and be at an early stage of their career and have had no more than two professional productions. Funded travel costs can include airfares, accommodation, per diems or other relevant expenses. Playwrights may apply to attend events and opportunities.

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Highlight Publishing

Ongoing

We are a new small independent publishing house that selects manuscripts based on the quality of the story telling, the literary value, and the prospect of sufficient sales to make the publication project financially
viable.

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Virginia Quarterly Review

Ongoing

Virginia Quarterly Review is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

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Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine publishes works of short fiction, non-fiction, poetry.

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Irish Pages

Ongoing

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas.

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Albert Whitman and Company

Ongoing

Albert Whitman and Company is an award-winning children’s book publisher founded in 1919.

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Barrelhouse

Ongoing

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organisation that aims to bridge the gap between serious art and pop culture.

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The Zodiac Review

Ongoing

The Zodiac Review is an online, semi-annual literary magazine presenting short fiction by new and emerging authors, as well as more established ones.

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Script Lab

Ongoing

Script Lab is looking for reviewers of television, film, books and software.

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American Reader

Ongoing

American Reader is a bimonthly magazine publishing fiction, poetry and criticism.

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WriteMe Australia

Ongoing

WriteMe Australia is a national program established to identify and select writers, and develop their exemplary written material with a Director, to a stage primed for screen production.

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The Career Fund – Copyright Agency

Ongoing

The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.

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Pitch to Overland

Ongoing

Overland is always looking for nonfiction pieces, especially for its online magazine.

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The Lifted Brow

Ongoing

The Lifted Brow is always seeking submissions!

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Submit an article to Beamly

Ongoing

If you have an article or article idea that you’d like to submit for publication, Beamly would love to read it.

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Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Ongoing

Cha is dedicated to publishing quality creative works from and about Asia. At this time, we can only accept work in English or translated into English.

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Creative Nonfiction

Ongoing

Unlike many magazines, Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions.

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The Fiction Desk

Ongoing

Theye’re always looking for new short stories at Fiction Desk anthologies, and most of the stories they publish are unsolicited submissions.

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Harvard Review Online

Ongoing

Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews.

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Narrative Magazine

Ongoing

Narrative regularly publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including stories, novels, novel excerpts, novellas, personal essays, humor, sketches, memoirs, literary biographies, commentary, reportage, interviews, and features of interest to readers who take pleasure in storytelling and imaginative prose.

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MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review)

Ongoing

MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review), seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices and aesthetic experiments that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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Prairie Schooner

Ongoing

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

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The Write Room

Ongoing

he Write Room is an online literary magazine that publishes quality works of fiction, non-​​fiction and poetry.

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Medical Journal of Australia

Ongoing

Submissions are open to the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Pantera Press

Ongoing

Pantera Press aims to be known as a great new home for Australia’s next generation of best-loved authors™.

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‘Social Alternatives’ journal

Ongoing

Social Alternatives accepts academic papers, commentaries, book reviews and essays, short stories and poetry focussed on the aims of the journal.

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Overland’s Cursive Letters

Ongoing

Every month Overland run a literary advice column called Cursive Letters in which their wonderful fiction editor Jennifer Mills responds in agony-aunt style to questions submitted by writers about their literary dilemmas.

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Writer’s Edit

Ongoing

At a recent editorial meeting, the Writer’s Edit team decided that they’d love to start publishing short stories and poems on their beloved online mag again.

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Writers Bloc

Ongoing

Writers Bloc is always looking for fresh writing and new voices to contribute to our ongoing blog columns.

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Taboo Magazine

Ongoing

Taboo Magazine is an online mag open for submissions.

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Structo

Ongoing

Structo is a UK-based literary magazine.

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Spook

Ongoing

Spook are looking for writers interested in fashion, music, film, lit, art, sex/gender, culture and/or politics.

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Ginosko Literary Journal

Ongoing

Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal.

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One Teen Story

Ongoing

One Teen Story publishes Young Adult writing, providing opportunities to established adult authors and emerging teen authors of YA.

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Uneven Floor

Ongoing

Uneven Floor, an independent poetry publication based in Perth, Western Australia, is seeking poetry submissions for its online magazine.

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Stereo Stories

Ongoing

Stereo Stories is a Melbourne-based website that publishes well-written, evocative, concise stories. About songs.

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The Wrong Quarterly

Ongoing

The Wrong Quarterly are a London-based journal who publish “inventive” works of nonfiction, life writing and essays up to 5,000 words and fiction up to 6,000 words.

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Tongues

Ongoing

Tongues is a multilingual online magazine looking for language editors and contributors to join our team!

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Kill Your Darlings

Ongoing

Kill Your Darlings quarterly edition accepts submissions of original writing all year around for KYD subscribers and during the months of March, June, September and December ONLY for non-subscribers.

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LGBTQIA Book Club for Young Adults

Ongoing

Book Club is a place to discuss YA books with LGBTQIA characters and/or themes. It’s open to everyone aged 14-24, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are a homophobia, biphobia and transphobia free zone.

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Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine accepts submissions June 1 through November 1.

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Scribe

Ongoing

Scribe is a trade-publishing house. They are generally interested in literary fiction, serious non-fiction, and children’s picture books.

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Antic Magazine

Ongoing

Antic is a not-for-profit online literary magazine of new writing in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and criticism, featuring the works of new and established Australian writers, as well as a smattering of international ones.

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Thank You For Swallowing

Ongoing

Poetry is a form of protest. So let this be another one, in the spirit of Against Rape, in the spirit of Catechism, in the spirt of Binders Full of Women’s Poems: if you’re done sucking it up, submit your poems.

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Blogstock_

Ongoing

Blogstock_ is a marketplace for buying and selling pre-written and custom blogs designed to drive traffic to your website and sales for your business. Their bloggers are Australian residents and experts in their fields.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Ongoing

A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences. Chicken Soup for the Soul stories are written in the first person and have a beginning, middle and an end. The stories often close with a punch, creating emotion, rather than simply talking about it.

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HOW magazine seeks freelance writers

Ongoing

HOW magazine provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technology tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design. HOW seeks writers who can write articles pertinent to our audience in an enter taining, concise style.

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Ensemble Vacations®

Ongoing

Ensemble Vacations®  is a national, consumer travel and lifestyle magazine. From close-to-home places like Canada and the U.S. to Europe or exotic destinations in Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and South America; from river cruising and grand voyages to luxury safaris, exclusive hotels and villas, spa retreats and ‘volunteer’ tourism, they cover it all.

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Transgression is seeking submissions

Ongoing

Transgression is an online current affairs, opinion & cultural magazine that produces exceptional content for its readers.

What are we looking for?

Feature articles
Investigative pieces
Photo essays
Personal essays
Documentaries

With a focus on topics that generally aren’t covered in any significant depth by the mainstream media, your piece might be something dangerous, illicit, taboo or even just a tad eccentric. We want true tales from the rawest edges of humanity. Sex, crime, drugs or even life as a refugee. How about a report from a conflict zone? We aren’t after anything that pushes an ideology or an agenda. We want the facts to speak for themselves.

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Island Magazine

Ongoing

Island subscribers are invited to submit poetry, short fiction and essays.

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PitchLab

Ongoing

PitchLab is an innovative new approach to selling long-form feature articles to magazines, radio programs, websites, and newspapers. It follows the same successful business model that works in the book publishing industry.

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Alien She Zine

Ongoing

Alien She publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and review. They are looking for work that doesn’t fit neatly into the above categories.

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Pear Drop

Ongoing

Pear Drop want to tell stories that document and explore the human condition from all perspectives.

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Byte Stories

Ongoing

A place to share stories around a digital fireplace, and a publisher of very short fiction.

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The Pen Factor

Ongoing

The Pen Factor is an online feedback and discovery engine for writers of fiction.

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Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction

Ongoing

Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction, with at least one published or ready-to-publish title, for long-form interviews.

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F is for Feminism

Ongoing

F is for Feminism is an intersectional feminist website aimed at young women.

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Stereo Stories

Ongoing

Stereo Stories publish well-written, evocative, concise stories. Contributors are welcome to write about all sorts of songs, including songs that are already here on the site.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Ongoing

Heroes and Heartbreakers is an imprint of the major publishing house MacMillan. They accept short stories 15k-30k words in length.

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Fantasy and Science Fiction

Ongoing

Fantasy and Science Fiction is one of the major magazines of the genre. They pay 7-12 cents a word, up to 25,000 words.

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Fireside

Ongoing

Fireside is a short story magazine that has two goals in mind: Publish great stories, and pay writers well. They pay above normal rates for their category of magazine: 12.5 cents per word, up to 5,000 words.

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Cicada Magazine

Ongoing

Cicada Magazine is a young adult magazine with a largely teen audience. Their editor says “There’s room in the world for your dark weird truths.”

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Cricket Magazine

Ongoing

Cricket Magazine is a young reader’s magazine, targeting ages 9-14. They pay $0.25 a word. Most of their are between 1,200 and 1,800 words.

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The Sun

Ongoing

The Sun is a beautiful, ad free, magazine that publishes writing with a literary bent.

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Clarkesworld

Ongoing

Clarkesworld is a science fiction magazine that has won numerous awards, including 3 Hugo Awards.

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Harper’s Magazine

Ongoing

Harper’s Magazine is the oldest general-interest monthly in America. Harper’s will consider unsolicited fiction.

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The New Yorker

Ongoing

The New Yorker is possibly the most profitable magazine in the world. They have a huge and loyal readership.

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

Ongoing

Asimov’s Science Fiction is a well established publisher of science fiction.

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Analog

Ongoing

Analog is a magazine of science fiction and fact. They pay 8-10 cents a word up to 7,500 words, and 8.5 cents a word for longer stories.

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Strange Horizons

Ongoing

Strange Horizons publishes speculative fiction, “broadly defined.”

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Lightspeed Magazine

Ongoing

Lightspeed Magazine seeks to publish original science fiction and fantasy stories. They say that “no subject should be considered off-limits.”

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Apex Magazine

Ongoing

Apex Magazine publishes science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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Uncanny

Ongoing

Uncanny is an online magazine of scifi/fantasy. They publish fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

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One Story

Ongoing

One Story is a magazine that publishes one story, in print, every three weeks.

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One Teen Story

Ongoing

One Story is seeking literary fiction. They accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words.

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InterGalactic Medicine Show

Ongoing

InterGalactic Medicine Show publishes sci-fi stories up to 17,500 words.

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The Wild Goose

Ongoing

The Wild Goose is a literary e-journal focusing on new Australian writing.

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Critical Mass

Ongoing

CRITICAL MASS, a new consulting business for authors, publishers and content producers. Critical Mass offers a range of services tailored to individual clients and their needs, including advice on publishing and marketing strategy, connection to a network of freelancers and services.

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On human rights issues in Australia

Ongoing

Right Now, a not-for-profit media organisation committed to covering human rights issues in Australia through accessible, creative and engaging online, print and radio media. The journal aims to present a diverse range of perspectives, and encourages the participation of those who identify as GLBTIQ, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, and persons with disability.

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Scribisi

Ongoing

Scribisi is a new AUSTRALIAN website going global (in beta phase but with nearly 20,000 members) and now seed funded, with the sole aim of promoting writing, particularly for young writers.

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About Kids Books

Ongoing

About Kids Books is a new Australian imprint seeking novels for children 8 to 12 years.

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Big Sky Publishing

Ongoing

Big Sky Publishing is proud to work with talented Australian authors and publish high quality non-fiction titles. They are accepting new submissions for completed manuscripts in a number of areas.

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Wombat Books and Rhiza Press

Ongoing

Wombat Books and Rhiza Press are currently open for manuscript submissions.

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Underground Writers

Ongoing

Underground Writers are open for submissions year-round!

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Buzz Words

Ongoing

Buzz Words is Australia’s premier twice monthly online magazine for those in the children’s book industry. It contains many opportunities and much information.

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Pixapops

Ongoing

Like A Photon Creative are inviting submissions for an interactive storytelling platform with national and international audience.

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Seeking a screen writer

Ongoing

Are you screen writer looking to improve your collaboration skills? Experienced writing screenplays and or documentary scripts in form rather than content?  Well a fun and rewarding opportunity awaits. Damo-tainment Films requires a writer capable of adapting scenarios and gags into screen scripts.

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Collaborator wanted for Fringe performance

Ongoing

Emma and Kate (2 singers / performers in Adelaide)  are seeking a creative writer to help them piece together all the ideas they have for their 1st time up coming Fringe show STEVIEPINK. Emma and Kate are putting together a cabaret/fringe show about what would happen if Stevie Nicks (Emma) and P!nk (Kate) were to meet for an epic jam session for one night only. How would they interact and what would be the purpose that brings them together? They are excited to have a writer on board to help their vision and ideas come to life on stage.

Please contact Emma on 0403666015 or email her at [email protected] if you are interested.

This is an unpaid opportunity.

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Summer of Romance research project

Ongoing

A team of researchers from the University of Tasmania are conducting a research project into the significance of paperback Harlequin Mills & Boon novels in contemporary literary culture – and we need the help of booklovers to do it!

Between 1 December 2016 and 28 February 2017, we’re asking people to contribute to our study by participating in a scavenger hunt. We’ve put together a list of fifty Harlequin Mills & Boon novels by Australian authors, published between 1996 and 2016, and now we’re trying to find them in the wild. Keep reading…

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Quart Short Collective

Ongoing

The Quart Short Collective are now taking rolling submissions for our upcoming reading nights. Summer Shorts will be held on January 17, from 7pm at The Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange.
 
We are looking for stories that surprise, delight, and challenge; themes, characters, and plots that make the mind whirl or the heart jump; and stories that will sound great when read aloud. In addition to short fiction and poetry, we’re interested in receiving your literary non-fiction (also known as creative non-nonfiction). Writers with culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse backgrounds, as well as writers with a disability, are strongly encouraged to submit their work.
 
 
Full submission guidelines are available here. 

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Walker Books Australia announces Walker Wednesday

Ongoing

Walker Books Australia is excited to announce a new submission process open to all authors with unpublished manuscripts. Walker Wednesday will allow budding authors to submit their manuscripts to Walker Books’ award-winning editorial team. Walker Books is currently accepting submissions of middle-grade and young adult fiction from Australian and New Zealand authors.

Walker Books Australia are seeking young adult and middle-grade manuscripts with strong writing, engaging characters and well-developed world-building. We are open to young adult and middle-grade of all genres, but are particularly interested in submissions with diverse characters and/or written by diverse authors.

Submissions will be accepted on the first Wednesday of every month and will be open for the day only. Submissions that do not meet the guidelines or are submitted on any other day will not be read. The next submission date will be Wednesday December 7, 2016.

For more information on how to submit your manuscript please see http://click.walkerbooks.com.au/walkerwednesday

 

WALKER BOOKS AUSTRALIA

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Walker Books Australia is also passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia’s finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.

For all media enquiries, please contact [email protected] or 02 8666 8330.

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Australian book publisher seeking translations

Ongoing

Australian-based publisher The Lifted Brow’s book imprint is now looking for translated submissions. We’re super excited and hoping to be flooded with submissions!

These can also include self-translations, or writing influenced by an ancestral language.

Translators or writers with a book proposal can read submission guidelines and submit here

https://theliftedbrow.submittable.com/submit/69639/book-manuscripts-translations

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NT Writers’ Festival – Alice Springs 2017

Ongoing

The NT Writers’ Festival returns to Alice Springs next year and runs from 18-21 May, on the cusp of the desert winter.

In 2017 storytellers, songwomen and writers from central Australia come together with writers from across the country to consider the theme Crossings | Iwerre-atherre.

Home to the Arrernte people, Alice Springs or Mparntwe is set against the breathtaking backdrop of the McDonnell Ranges, that carry the stories of giant caterpillar ancestors. Alice Springs is also a place of crossings – story, language, culture, knowledge systems. But all writing is written across this storied landscape and comes into conversation in some way with country.

In Arrernte, iwerre-atherre means two roads meeting, neither blocking nor erasing the other; two-way learning or travelling together.

We invite you to make the journey to the desert where we shall consider all kinds of crossings – linguistic, cultural and geographic; borders and boundaries; migrations, movements and diasporas. We’ll also look at cross-platform publishing and writing borne of collaboration.

This is a festival of writing, ideas and culture in the heart of Australia. We hope that writers and readers from across Australia will make the journey to take part in this unique festival.

For more information please go to: http://www.ntwriters.com.au/wordstorm/about/

NT Writers’ Festival – Alice Springs

18-21 May 2017

www.ntwriters.com.au

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