Varuna announces shortlisted manuscripts for Publisher Introduction Program
Varuna, the Writers’ House, has announced the shortlisted manuscripts for its 2019 Publisher Introduction Program (PIP).
Twenty-four manuscripts by emerging Australian writers will be sent to publishers Allen & Unwin, Black Inc., Hardie Grant, HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Random House, UQP and UWA Publishing.
The shortlisted writers and their manuscripts are:
- Kim Aikman for ‘Heartwood’
- Gary Bryson for ‘Thin Air’
- Cassy Cochrane for ‘The Little Fakes’
- Adrienne Eberhard for ‘Theo’s Mermaid’
- Rebecca Edwards for ‘All Things Return’
- Samuel Elliott for ‘Schooled’
- Sally Hall for ‘The House at Clearwater Cove’
- John Higgins for ‘The Nice Lady and Other Stories’
- Julie Jedda Janson for ‘Wilga’
- Diana Jarman for ‘The Philatelist’s Album: Illustrated’
- Luke Johnson for ‘Ferocious Animals’
- Ian McArthur for ‘The Poison Pin’
- Caroline Miley for ‘Artist at Large’
- Mary-Ellen Mullane for ‘Short Fall’
- Angela O’Keeffe for ‘Night Blue’
- John Pitt for ‘First Boy on the Moon’
- Sue Robertson for ‘Letting Go’
- Toni Mia Simmonds for ‘Stone Feather Skin’
- Annabel Smith for ‘Monkey See’
- Suzanne Spunner for ‘All About Rover Thomas’
- Emily Tsokos Purtill for ‘Matia’
- Jessica Wallace for ‘In Bloom’
- Angella Whitton for ‘The Night River’
- Linda Woodrow for ‘470’.
Five writers will receive a full PIP fellowship, including a one-week residency, a literary mentor and the opportunity to resubmit their manuscript to their selecting publisher. Selected shortlisted writers will also receive partial PIP fellowships.
For more information, see the Varuna website.
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