Category Archives: Publishing Industry

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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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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New e-line for Random House

Loveswept (Romance and Women’s Fiction) has been going for a year now and they are starting three new lines: Alibi (Mystery and Suspense), Hydra (SF, Fantasy and Horror) and Flirt (New Adult). Here’s the article on the Digital Book Wire. And here’s … 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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What not to do when your book is rejected by an agent…

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg who blogs as Bookalicious thought her car was being hijacked when a random stranger tapped on her window and attacked her. The police traced it back to a disgruntled author she had rejected*. See full story here. For information on … Continue reading

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Harper Voyager Books Open for Digital Submissions

Between October 1st and October 14th Harper Voyager Books will be open to manuscripts.  (See full details here). They say: ‘We’re seeking all kinds of adult and young adult speculative fiction for digital publication, but particularly epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, … Continue reading

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