Category Archives: Mentorships

Workshop Mentoring Opportunity

Having run EnVision which was a 5 day mentoring opportunity for writers to polish their books under the guidance of an experienced author, I know how useful this opportunity can be. So I’m delighted to announce that the Gold Coast … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Writers… QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program

Via the Queensland Writers Centre: This is an excellent opportunity for writers of any genre, fiction or non-fiction, to get feedback on their manuscript from Industry Professionals in a wonderful setting on a writers retreat. QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program Queensland Writers Centre … Continue reading

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Editing an Anthology

Nicole Murphy shares with us her experiences and insights while editing In Fabula-divino.               I love editing. I’d not edited for a number of years (since The Outcast and Issue 25 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Writers

The QWC Hachette Mauscript Development Program has opened again. This is not genre specific, in fact it is not even fiction specific, so you might have a non-fiction book to submit. Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 12th July. You can download … Continue reading

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Calling Aspiring Writers …

The Varuna Publisher Fellowships is open for 2011. What is Varuna? It’s a beautiful house in the Blue Mountains which is run as a writers retreat. (For more see here). What is a fellowship? In their own words: ‘The Varuna … Continue reading

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How to handle contracts …

Unless you have a background in dealing with contracts, they can be  pretty daunting for writers. When my contract came through for my first trilogy it was 75 pages long, (25 pages for each book). Gaah. I was swamped. Luckily … 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Opportunity for Unpublished Manuscript

Over at Writing Australia a new award has opened up: ‘Unpublished Manuscript Award $10,000 + $2,000 for a mentor of your choice The Award, to aid in the development of the next stage of an unpublished manuscript, is for a … Continue reading

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Calling Aspiring Writers

The QWC /Hachette Maunsxcript Development Program has opened for writers of young adult fiction, fiction and non fiction, Applications close 21 July. The Allen& Unwin Manuscript Development Program for emerging writers of children’s fiction is open. Applications close 14 July. … Continue reading

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Sally’s insight into the Allen&Unwin/QWC Children’s Manuscript Development Program

When I heard that Vision member Sally had been offered a place in the Allen and Unwin/QWC Children’s Manuscript Development Program I thought ‘You lucky thing!’ So I invited her along to ROR, now Sally is going to share her … Continue reading

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