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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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