Category Archives: Genre Writing

YA Books for Girls, where does that leave Boys?

Lara Morgan, author of the Rosie Black Chronciles is visiting ROR.     Take it away, Lara. These days it seems that whenever you look in the YA section of bookshops the titles that smack you in the eye first … Continue reading

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Indy Press Opens to Spec Fic Novels

Twelfth Planet Press will be accepting speculative fiction manuscripts for the month of January 2012. Alisa Krasnostein (interviewed here) nominated for a World Fantasy Award for her work with Twelfth Planet Press, has decided to branch into novels. She says: … Continue reading

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Congratulations Alisa Krasnostien and Twelfth Planet Press!

This post is also cross-posted to my blog. Alisa Krasnostein is an environmental engineer by day, and runs indie publishing house Twelfth Planet Press by night. She is also Executive Editor at the review website Aussie Specfic in Focus! and … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Unpublished Manuscript

Over at Writing Australia a new award has opened up: ‘Unpublished Manuscript Award $10,000 + $2,000 for a mentor of your choice The Award, to aid in the development of the next stage of an unpublished manuscript, is for a … Continue reading

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Getting past the Gate Keeper

Pan Macmillan have set up a Manuscript Monday: ‘a new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting published, and have a story you’d like to pitch, here’s your chance to … Continue reading

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Aurealis Award Wins for ROR Writers!

First of all, it must be said that being a finalist in these awards is an achievement. Congrats to all the finalists. Secondly, I’d like to congratulate everyone who won in their sections. But, since this is the ROR blog, … Continue reading

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Calling YA and Children’s Writers

For those of you who don’t get the QWC e-bulliten: QWC’s Manuscript Development programs are now open QWC has once again teamed up with some of Australia’s top publishers to create opportunities for emerging writers across the nation. The QWC/Hachette … Continue reading

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Is Fantasy a bit of a Boy’s Club?

The Gender Divide – Does it exist in fantasy or is it our perception that it exists, that creates it? I started last week answering interview questions from Marc at Fantasy Faction (see interview here). Marc introduces the interview with: … Continue reading

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Coming back to that Manuscript …

Sally from the VISION Writers list asked for a post on: ‘How to find your way back into a story when you’ve been away for awhile’? With either the writing or re-writing process. I think skilful, seasoned writers might probably … Continue reading

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Meet Richard Harland

A man of many waistcoats, Richard Harland is a great raconteur. (If you ever have to do a reading at an SF Con, try not to be slotted in after him). A writer of SF, fantasy, horror, mystery and the … Continue reading

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