Sydney’s Beachside Bookshop, which specialises in teen fiction, celebrated its one-year anniversary earlier this year. Read owner and second-generation bookseller Libby Armstrong’s bookseller’s diary here.
Chronicle Books is celebrating 50 years with an international competition to win $1000 AUD cash. The competition is open to all booksellers, simply create a display using at least 10 Chronicle books and send photographs through to Hannah_moushabeck@chroniclebooks.com by 1 September.
Hardie Grant Egmont is once again inviting unpublished writers to submit middle-grade or young adult manuscripts for the 2017 Ampersand Prize.
Before submitting a manuscript, it is recommended that writers please check the Ampersand website to familiarise themselves with all entry requirements including the submission guidelines, which have been updated for 2017.
Ampersand Prize submissions are being accepted now, until Friday 28 July 2017.
Titles in the Australian Publishers Association’s (APA) ‘Australia @ Frankfurt’ program will be presented to international publishers and agents through an intensive three days of meetings, to be conducted by former UQP CEO Greg Bain.
Greg will take up to 50 titles from Australian publishers who are seeking to increase their export opportunities. Titles from across all publishing categories are welcome, including children’s, young adult, fiction and non-fiction. Sample copies of the books will be displayed, and a special catalogue will be produced to further promote all participants’ books and be distributed widely to publishers and agents at the Fair.
All participating publishers will be provided with a post-fair report, including feedback on their books and initial follow up from all leads generated.
The Digital Writers’ Festival (DWF) is running an open artist call out for writers who would like to be involved in the 2017 program. Artists only need an internet connection to participate, and DWF is encouraging people from all over Australia to apply.
DWF is an online-first festival dedicated to exploring the challenges and possibilities of storytelling in the digital realm. This year, the festival will run from 26 October – 3 November.
Applications can be made here. Applications close 23 July.
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