Category Archives: Pitching

Pitching Opportunity at National SF Convention

The busy team of organisers for Conflux 9, Australia’s national SF Con, 2013 have announced the program. It’s an extra long convention because Anzac Day fell on the Thursday, so the Con runs, Thursday 25th April through Sunday 28th. You … Continue reading

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Another Pitching Opportunity at Conflux

Donna co-chair of Conflux 9, the National Spec Fic Convention 2013, says: On the weekend at the fantastic Genrecon, Conflux 9 took pleasure in announcing another pitching contest at Conflux 9. The details are pasted below. We will also be running … Continue reading

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Pitching Opportunity

Back in 2006 when I organised the Pitching Opportunity at the Brisbane National SF Convention, Donna Hanson was one of the writers who submitted and her manuscript made it through to the final 12. Recalling this opportunity, Donna has set up a … Continue reading

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Is that a door opening or are you just pleased to see me?

Back in March 2011, Angry Robot Books, a UK-based publisher that generally only accepts agented submissions, held their first Open Submission Month, an experiment to see whether there were any unrepresented gems floating around the submitosphere that might be of … 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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Getting your book in front of an Editor

You will have all heard of The Friday Pitch at Allen and Unwin. I assumed it was set up by Louise Thurtel because she was reading the manuscripts, but I could be wrong there. At any rate they have been … 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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How writers can create their own luck

Professor Richard Wiseman (no I did not make up his name) is a psychologist who writes about luck, deception, the paranormal, humour and the science of self help. I came across the principles behind his book The Luck Factor several … Continue reading

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Angry Robot opens to subsmissions

Angry Robot will be opening their doors to unsolicited manuscripts in the month of March. Here’s the link. And this is what they are looking for: We’re publishing novels, either standalone or as part of greater series. We’re not looking … Continue reading

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