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Children’s publishing: networking drinks

3 July 2019
Children’s publishing professionals are invited to a 'Christmas in July' event. Celebrate and catch up with friends and colleagues from all publishing houses. Eat, drink, be merry, win bookish prizes...

Varuna Residential Fellowships open for applications

12 June 2019
Varuna the National Writers’ House invites writers from across Australia to apply for a Varuna Residential Fellowship. The fellowship offers writers working across a wide range of literary forms and...

APA: Australian Reading Challenge

5 June 2019
Australian Publishers Association (APA) is encouraging readers to be involved in the Australian Reading Challenge. The Australian Reading Challenge is for three types of people: those who would like to...

MEAA session for book publishing staff

29 May 2019
The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) is holding a session for book publishing staff wondering how to go about organising their own workplace and what supports/entitlements are available. The...

Inaugural Janet Mackenzie Medal open for nominations

29 May 2019
The inaugural Janet Mackenzie Medal, named after founding member of Editors Victoria Janet Mackenzie, is now open for nominations. The medal is given to an outstanding professional editor who has...

Ford Street titles no longer available through ASO

29 May 2019
Ford Street titles will no longer be available via Australian Standing Orders. Mindcull by K H Canobi will be the last title. NewSouth represents Ford Street, so library suppliers and...

State memorial for Les Murray

29 May 2019
A state memorial for Les Murray will be held on Wednesday, 12 June at 2pm in the Mitchell Library Reading Room, State Library of New South Wales. Doors will open...

Children’s bookselling and publishing seminar

29 May 2019
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) and Australian Publishers Association (APA) are running the Between the Covers, Behind the Counter: Children’s bookselling and publishing seminar with a new program. This specialist...

Publishers Publicity Circle update

22 May 2019
The next Sydney Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC) meeting will be held on Wednesday, 19 June at Allen & Unwin, 83 Alexander Street, Crows Nest. Lara Wallace is chair of the...

Varuna: Advanced memoir residential masterclass

22 May 2019
Varuna is accepting applications for Advanced Memoir: A Residential Masterclass with Patti Miller. Join acclaimed memoirist Patti Miller for a very special week at Varuna, the National Writers’ House in...

ILF Great Book Swap

15 May 2019
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has opened registrations for this year's Great Book Swap. As part of UNESCO’s focus on Indigenous languages this year, ILF is inviting workplaces to find out...

Editors Victoria: Dinner meeting with Joe Reich

15 May 2019
Editors Victoria is holding a dinner meeting with Joe Reich, the recently appointed director of Melbourne Jewish Book Week. Reich will speak about what’s involved and what it’s like to...

The Next Chapter 2019 applications open

8 May 2019
Applications for The Next Chapter 2019 are now open. Run by the Wheeler Centre, The Next Chapter is a scheme for supporting new Australian writers. It offers 10 writers funding...

Editors NSW: Grammar workshop

17 April 2019
Editors NSW is running a workshop on grammar with Tony Spencer-Smith. The workshop will cover the basics of parts of speech through to the tricky aspects of misplaced modifiers and...

Books at MIFF: Submissions open

10 April 2019
Submissions are now open for the 37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF (BaM) program. Australian and NZ publishers and literary agents who are film rights holders of books that have cinematic potential...

Editors Victoria: Dinner meeting

10 April 2019
Editors Victoria is holding a dinner meeting featuring Peter Davies. Formerly the assistant manager, reports and communications, in the Victorian Attorney-General’s department, Davis will reveal the ins and outs of...

ACT Book of the Year: evaluation survey

27 March 2019
artsACT is undertaking an evaluation of the ACT Book of the Year Award, as part of reviewing all arts funding programs to inform the development of the ACT Arts Funding...

Editors NSW: Educational publishing presentation

27 March 2019
Editors NSW is running a presentation on educational publishing, presented by Dr Gurdish Gill. The presentation will look at the fast-paced world of educational publishing: how it functions and what...

ABDA: Awards presentation date confirmed

20 March 2019
The Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) has announced the winners presentation for the 2019 Australian Book Design Awards will be held at the State Library of New South Wales on...