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Australia Council latest funding announced

22 June 2022
The Australia Council has announced its latest round of funding, with $11.9 million going to 283 creative projects and activities. 'This investment will support diverse, impactful projects for the benefit...

Text Prize 2022 shortlist announced

8 June 2022
The shortlist for the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, worth $10,000, has been announced. The shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Bellamy Jones and the Lost Treeheart’ by Emily Beck...

Neilma Sidney Travel Fund 2022 recipients announced

8 June 2022
Writers Victoria has announced the seventh round of recipients for the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund, which has opened up to international travel again after pandemic-related travel restrictions in 2021....

black&write! fellowships 2022 recipients announced

1 June 2022
The 2022 black&write! fellowships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers have been awarded to Queensland Elder Herbert Wharton and Lay Maloney from Victoria. Each fellowship is worth $10,000 and...

BookUp full 2022 program announced

1 June 2022
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has released the full program for the one-day BookUp publishing conference, to be held in Sydney next Thursday, 9 June, ahead of the Australian Book...

Lui acquires first three books for Joan imprint 

25 May 2022
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has announced the first three titles to be published under its new Nakkiah Lui-curated Joan imprint, acquiring ANZ rights to debuts by Brooke Boney, Sarah Firth...

Solomun to wind up The Rights Hive 

25 May 2022
Natasha Solomun, who founded The Rights Hive agency in 2017, has announced the business will cease operating at the end of June. Solumun, who has worked in international rights for...

Prize money increase for Spark Prize 

18 May 2022
Hardie Grant Books and RMIT Writing and Publishing have announced the prize money for the Spark Prize has increased from $2000 to $5000. The biennial developmental prize for narrative nonfiction,...

Vivas replaces Byng at HarperCollins 

18 May 2022
HarperCollins Australia has announced the appointment of Ana Vivas as its new head of Australian children's publishing. Currently children's publisher at Hardie Grant, Vivas replaces Chren Byng, who was appointed...

ABA 2022 Bookseller of the Year shortlists announced

18 May 2022
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the shortlists for the 2022 ABA Bookseller of the Year awards. The awards recognise an individual bookseller for their outstanding achievement in the...

New PRH longform mentoring program

11 May 2022
The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas (JNI) has partnered with Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) and the Copyright Agency on a new initiative to provide practical experience and...

EWF 2022 program announced

11 May 2022
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has revealed its 2022 festival program, which will take place from 15–25 June 2022. Following EWF’s successful pivot to an online format in response to...

Pantera acquires Madigan book on stalking 

4 May 2022
Pantera Press has acquired world rights for Obsession: The psychology of stalking by journalist Nicole Madigan, from Jeanne Ryckmans at Cameron's Management. In Obsession, Madigan tells the story of how...

Byng joins HGCP as publisher 

28 April 2022
Chren Byng has been appointed publisher at Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing (HGCP). Currently head of head of Australian children’s publishing at HarperCollins, Byng will work from Hardie Grant's Sydney office...

Macquarie University launches author survey

28 April 2022
Macquarie University has launched a national survey investigating the practices of Australian authors in the contemporary national and international book industry. The survey, which follows on from a similar study...

Dorothy Hewett Award 2022 shortlist announced

28 April 2022
UWA Publishing (UWAP) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The winner receives $10,000 prize money, as well as manuscript development and a...