Tag 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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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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Congratulations to Tansy Rayner Roberts!

Tansy ‘s short story ‘The Patrician’ has won the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award! ‘The award showcases the best original short fiction published by small presses in the previous year (2011). An unusual feature of the selection process is that all voting … 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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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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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 writers of childrens and young adults books

Text Publishing have opened their Children and Young Adults Writing Competition again. See here for details. ‘Both published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction. Judged by a panel of editors … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the ROR Aurealis Award Finalists 2011

First of all a big congratulations to everyone who made the final lists for the 2011 Aurealis Awards. Having worked on the awards for 5 years I know what goes on behind the scenes and I want to thank the … Continue reading

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Margo Reveals What it’s like inside a ROR Crit Week!

From Margo … A Deepening ROR—a wRiters On the Rise workshop, from the inside First there’s a bit of foreplay. Someone pipes up online: “When’s the next ROR?” Someone at the other end of the country: “I’ll have a novel … Continue reading

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