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Entries open for SLV’s Foundry658 program

5 September 2018
Applications are open for business development program Foundry658, which is run by the State Library of Victoria (SLV) and partners. The program aims to help creative entrepreneurs and organisations develop...

Entries open for 2018 Penguin Literary Prize

5 September 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Penguin Literary Prize, which aims to find and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction and nonfiction. The prize winner receives $20,000, and...

Editors NSW: Word Styles workshop

5 September 2018
Editors NSW is running a workshop on Word Styles, a feature for defining the levels and elements of a manuscript, presented by trainer Denise Tsagaris. The workshop will give attendees the...

ABA announces Kids’ Reading Guide

29 August 2018
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that this year's Kids' Reading Guide will use All the Ways to Be Smart (Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys, Scribble) for its cover...

CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants 2018

15 August 2018
Each year a portion of the revenue allocated to the Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Cultural Fund is made available in a contestable fund. This year, $75,000 is available for...

APA announcements

8 August 2018
Applications for industry internship program now open Publishers can now apply to host an intern as part of the Publishing Industry Internship Program. Applications are considered for the value of their prepared internship...

Stella Prize 2019 open for entries

1 August 2018
Entries are now open for the 2019 Stella Prize, presented for the best work of literature—fiction or nonfiction—published in 2018 by an Australian woman. Discounted early-bird entries are open until...

Editors NSW: Thesis editing workshop

1 August 2018
Editors NSW is running a workshop for people with little or no experience of thesis editing who wish to explore what is involved. It is also suitable for editors who...

Australian Copyright Council: ‘Understanding Copyright’ seminars

25 July 2018
Australian Copyright Council is running the 'Understanding Copyright' seminars to educate various industries and sectors on copyright. It aims to cover all the important aspects of copyright and deliver the most up-to-date information. Copyright for Educational...

ASA: Self-publishing workshop

25 July 2018
Australian Society of Authors is running a two-day, in-depth workshop that will cast light on the myths and realities of self-publishing in 2018 and increase publishing success This workshop offers:...

Entries for 2019 Australian Library Design Awards now open

18 July 2018
Entries for the second Australian Library Design Awards (ALDAs) are now open. There are four categories: public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries and special libraries. There will also be an ALIA Members’...

ABA: Love Your Bookshop Day set for 11 August

11 July 2018
This year's Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) will be held on Saturday, 11 August. To help booksellers celebrate, the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has some things to get everyone started—posters,...

ASA: Writing with Kate Forsyth

11 July 2018
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is running a series of online writing classes with Kate Forsyth. These include: Establishing Your Writing Practice (27 September, 11.30am - 12.30pm) Editing and...

Storyology festival 2018

11 July 2018
The Walkley Foundation’s Storyology journalism festival will be held in Brisbane and Sydney in July. The festival has a program of public talks and exhibitions that showcase great journalism. Guest...

ABA booksellers’ training

4 July 2018
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) is holding a one-day training event for booksellers. Sessions will include: Nielsen Bookscan for book industry staff A day in the life of a publishing...

WritingWA: WA Premier’s Book Awards forum

4 July 2018
WritingWA is hosting a two-day forum to provide Western Australian sector practitioners with an opportunity to discuss current trends, issues and opportunities. Included in the program is a session with...

ASA masterclasses

4 July 2018
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is running a number of writing masterclasses. The Next Draft, on drafting fiction manuscripts with Melanie Ostell (Four classes from 12pm-2pm each Friday on 20 and 27...

APA publisher internships

27 June 2018
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has received support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to offer Australian graduates an opportunity to take up an internship with a professional Australian publisher....

CBCA 2019 award submissions now open

27 June 2018
Publishers and creators with books eligible for the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards can now submit entries online: awards.cbca.org.au. Books can be delivered to: The CBCA Awards Administrator, Level...

Publishing Industry Internship Program 2018

20 June 2018
With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the Australian Publishers Association (APA) will once again offer six internships through our Publishing Industry Internship Program. The Publishing Industry Internship...

2018 Residential Masterclasses at Varuna

14 June 2018
Varuna, the writers house, has opened applications for various Residential Masterclasses. Each week is limited to only five participants and includes a creative and stimulating mix of individual work time,...

ASA course: ‘Diving in’ with Kathryn Heyman

14 June 2018
The Australian Society of Authors is offering a development course on creative writing. Using practical exercises, participants will write scenes, imagery, and characters. With humour, energy and insight, author Karthryn...