Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Calling All Unpublished Aussie Writers!

There's a new mentorship program opening up for applications, and it looks spectacular.

You get:

-A week-long residency IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

-A literary mentor

-A guarantee that your work will be read by one of seven leading Australian publishers

-An invitation to the alumni community when you're finished

The publishers will actually be the FINAL JUDGES when selecting the shortlisted applicants, so they'll definitely be wanting to see your work if you get in. How awesome is that?

Go to http://www.varuna.com.au/varuna/index.php/programs/residential-programs/pathways-publication/item/177-varuna-publisher-program-2014 or click on the link in the first sentence of this post for more information.

Good luck!


Keen to see more diversity in YA fiction? Check out what Twelfth Planet Press is doing in 2014!

If you want to make this happen, become a backer for the project here.

I believe the publisher will be opening to submissions when they reach the $7000 milestone, so keep your eye out!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Mentorship Program!

The Australian Society of Authors is offering a mentorship program for unpublished Australian citizens. If you have at least a first draft of a WiP, you have until 1st November 2013 to put in your application to work with an author for a year and make your ms the best it can be.

Best of luck!