Category Archives: Writing Opportunities

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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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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Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Competition

Asimov did it, Laura K Hamilton did it (in her first Antia Blake books). What’s that? They wrote mysteries, cross-genre mysteries. Clan Destine Press are offering a Cross-Genre Award ($300) in the:- 19th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime short story competition … Continue reading

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Felicity makes the Final Three of the Text YA Fiction Competition

We’re doing a Squee! for Felicity, regular ROR blog reader and guest poster. (See Fel’s post on using research to give authenticity to your writing. She talks about her time on the tall ship and a balloon ride). Felicity (writing … Continue reading

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