Australian children’s author Paul Jennings and illustrator Allison Colpoys have been longlisted for the UK’s 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals respectively. Jennings’ novel A Different Boy... Read more
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... Read more
Books+Publishing’s weekly publicity round-up covers forthcoming publicity for Australian and internationally authored books due to appear in Australian media over the coming weeks. Fiction Mark Brandi... Read more
‘I don’t care how big or how small you are. If you don’t have anything to say about the diversity of communities that now call Australia home then you’re out of touch.’—The Australia Council’s new CEO, Adrian Collette, told the ABC that arts companies must be focused on diversity if they are to be effective.
Abigail Nathan of Bothersome Words is running a survey to find out what sort of writing/editing/publishing assistance writers currently need, and how freelance editors can best collaborate with them. The results will be collated into a report to be released later this year. The survey is anonymous and can be found here. More detail about the project can be found here.
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