Resources & Advice for Writers:
- Australian Society of Authors
The Australian Society of Authors is the peak professional association for Australia’s literary creators. Our members are biographers, illustrators, academics, cartoonists, scientists, food and wine writers, children’s writers, ghost writers, librettists, travel writers, romance writers, translators, computer programmers, journalists, poets and novelists.
- Victorian Writers Centre
The Victorian Writers’ Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that assists writers through the various stages of their development. They provide high-quality information and professional development services for aspiring and established writers, with special benefits for members of the organisation.
- Queensland Writers Centre
QWC encourages networking, connection, and creativity through the art and business of writing. They provide knowledge, networks, skills and professional development opportunities to QWC members and Queensland writers, and work to service diverse audiences, including regional and indigenous writers.
- Richard Harland’s Writing Tips
A massive 145 pages brimming with advices, tips and tricks for writers, especially those just starting out. These tips are for genre writers not literary writers, for storytellers not writers of semi-autobiographical memoirs. Some of them apply specifically to fantasy, SF and horror, most of them work for any popular fiction that needs page-turning excitement, suspense and a strong storyline.
Markets & Publishing Opportunities:
- The Australian Writer’s Marketplace
- Ralan’s SpecFic & Humour Webstravaganza
- Dutrope’s Digest
- Gila Queen’s Guide to Markets
- Story Pilot’s SF&F Market Engine
Writing Programs & Residencies:
- Clarion South
Clarion South runs every two years in Brisbane, Australia and is the most intensive professional development program for speculative fiction writers in the southern hemisphere.
- Varuna, the Writer’s House
Varuna is Australia’s only national writers’ centre, which offers residential time and space for individual writers and illustrators to develop their work and seek pathways to publication and production. Varuna reaches out with quality programs of professional development for new and emerging writers in metropolitan, regional and remote areas across the country.