Apply now for the Marten Bequest Scholarship for young and emerging artists supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Perpetual as trustee.
The Marten Bequest Scholarships provide financial support to help talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either interstate and/or overseas.
The Small Press Network’s Independent Publishing Conference is turning 10 this year, and we’re celebrating double digits with discounts and a stellar lineup.
IPC 2021 will be held online over three days (Thurs 25–Sat 27 November) and will feature a Research Day, an Industry Day, and a Workshop Day.
We’re proud to present keynote speakers Dr Laura Jean McKay, author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe) and recent winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award; Dr Anita Heiss, author and Indigenous leader; and Terri-ann White, lifelong book industry figure and founder of Upswell.
Our sessions will include panel discussions and workshops on a wide range of topics including First Nations perspectives, working with booksellers, rights and export, audiobooks, and the rise of speculative fiction.
If you’re an SPN member; a student; unwaged; an IngramSpark customer; or a member of IPEd, the ASA, or most state writers centres you’re eligible for a discount.
Within 10 days of publication on 2 November, UQP hit the reprint button twice on Prof. Chelsea Watego’s Another Day in the Colony (9780702263163). There will soon be 10,000 copies of this groundbreaking book in the trade.
Another Day in the Colony examines the ongoing and daily racism faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and has been embraced by both the First Nations audience that Professor Watego wrote the book for, along with non-Indigenous readers.
UQP is rushing out Brian Broome’s extraordinary memoir Punch Me Up to the Gods (Nov 30, 9780702265686) after it won the Kirkus Prize for Non-Fiction last month.
A coming-of-age story about Blackness, masculinity and addiction, Punch Me Up brims with swagger and sensitivity, bringing an exquisite and fresh voice to ongoing cultural conversations about racism and homophobia. It was selected today as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021.
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