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QWC/Hachette Australia 2016 Manuscript Development Program writers announced

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and Hachette Australia have announced the writers selected for their annual Manuscript Development Program.

The successful writers and their manuscripts are:

  • Shelley Banks for her contemporary women’s fiction manuscript ‘One Weekend’ (QLD)
  • Denise Beckton for her historical romance manuscript ‘The Last Statue’ (QLD)
  • Helen Burns for her women’s fiction manuscript ‘Where Swans Wander’ (NSW)
  • Robyn Doreian for her memoir manuscript ‘Heavy Metal Mutha’ (VIC)
  • Catherine Hanrahan for her contemporary women’s fiction manuscript ‘A Little Familiarity’ (NSW)
  • Lynne Hume for her historical fiction manuscript ‘Strumpets of the Worst Kind’ (QLD)
  • Kelley Mether for her romance manuscript ‘Love without Borders’ (QLD)
  • Craig Vaughn for his contemporary fiction manuscript ‘The Animal List’ (NSW).

This year’s program will be held at Queensland Writers Centre from 4-7 November 2016, where the writers will work on their manuscripts with Hachette publishers, editors and authors. The writers were chosen from more than 200 applications.

This is the ninth year that the program has been held.


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