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Australian Society of Authors: Resources on writing and the writing & publishing industry.

The Australian Writers’ Marketplace: Comprehensive listings of contact details and information for publishers, literary agents, magazines, newspapers, industry organisations and awards.

Writers Bloc: Receive feedback on your writing, read fantastic stories and engage in a community of writers.

Writer’s Digest: Publishes books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.

Writing Festivals: The Australian Writers’ Marketplace provides a handy list of festivals and events, many of which include workshops, panels and other sessions for writers.

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Useful links

Blogs About Writing

Alexis Grant’s The Write Life provides articles on freelancing, marketing, blogging, self publishing, craft and getting published.

C.S. Lakin blogs about writing and provides resources for writers on her website.

Christine Frazier’s Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline.

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter and game designer who blogs his writing advice.

Darcy Pattison’s Fiction Notes provides writers with tips, strategies and inspiration.

Jami Gold blogs about all things writing and offers some detailed worksheets for writers.

Jane Friedman hosts a range of resources on publishing, editing, marketing and freelancing.

Janice Hardy’s Fiction University provides writing articles on Mondays and Wednesdays; a How They Do It column with visiting authors and publishing professionals on Tuesdays; an Indie Authors column on Thursday, a refresher, rerun article on Fridays; and real life diagnostics on Saturdays and Sundays.

Jeff Goins shares articles on writing, ideas, marketing and making a difference.

Joe Bunting’s The Write Practice hosts blog posts on all things writing.

Jonathan Gunson’s Bestseller Labs contains practical advice on how to get published and how to grow your readership.

K.M. Weiland can help you structure your story, scenes and character arcs.

Kristen Lamb blogs to writers of all levels.

Lauren Sapala writes articles that are meant to nourish, heal, spark, and empower your creative flame.

Novel Publicity provides marketing, editing, and design services for all authors, regardless of their paths to publication.

Novel Rocket consists of articles from writers about craft.

Pub Crawl consists of a group of authors and publishing professionals (formerly known as Let the Words Flow) who blog about all things reading, writing, books.

Rachel Aaron blogs about writing and selling books.

Romance University is dedicated to helping romance writers establish and advance their careers.

The Book Designer covers all aspects of self publishing.

The Procrastiwriter shares tips perfect for the procrastinating writer.

Writing Help

Australian Society of Authors: Resources on writing and the writing & publishing industry.

The Australian Writers’ Marketplace: Comprehensive listings of contact details and information for publishers, literary agents, magazines, newspapers, industry organisations and awards.

Writers Bloc: Receive feedback on your writing, read fantastic stories and engage in a community of writers.

Writer’s Digest: Publishes books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.

Writing Festivals: The Australian Writers’ Marketplace provides a handy list of festivals and events, many of which include workshops, panels and other sessions for writers.

The Ultimate Freelance Writing Career Guide: JobHero supplies a handy list of resources for freelance writers.

Writing Tools

AutoCrit: An online manuscript editing tool enabling fiction writers to quickly and effectively self-edit their work anytime, anywhere.

Grammarly: Finds and corrects up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor.

Scrivener: A program for writers designed to help compose and structure long and difficult documents, like novels or scripts.

Editors

Australian Society of Authors: Standard rates for writers, contract assessments, paid mentorships and other resources.

Society of Editors (SA): Database of editors, news and events, meetings, and accreditation exam for editors.

Illustrators

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: Information for children’s book writers, awards and grants, conference, meetings and networking, illustrator gallery, and member bookstore.

Authors and Illustrators SA: Listings of local children’s authors and illustrators available for workshops and presentations.

Literary Agents

Australian Literary Agents Association: Public presence and point of contact for Australian literary agencies.

Crowd Sourcing/Funding

Indiegogo

Kickstarter

Pozible

Publishizer

Legal Advice

Arts Law: Legal services and information for the arts.

Australian Copyright Council: Legal advice, resources, news, policies and seminars on copyright issues.

Australian Society of Authors: Standard rates for writers, contract assessments, paid mentorships and other resources.

Literary Organisations

Australian Haiku Society: This organisation promotes haiku and welcomes Australian writers into the haiku community.

Australian Horror Writers Assocation: The Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) is a non-profit organisation that provides a unified voice and a sense of community for Australian writers of dark fiction.

Australian Literary Agents Association: Public presence and point of contact for Australian literary agencies.

Australian Society of Authors: The society created to protect and promote the professional interests of Australia’s literary creators.

Australian Writers’ Guild: The professional association for Australian performance writers including film, television, theatre, radio and digital media.

Carclew: Information, funding, grants, awards, industry training and professional development for young artists (under 26) across disciplines.

Express Media: Support and development opportunities for young people (under 25) in writing and media.

Fellowship of Australian Writers: FAW exists to encourage the study and practice of literature in Australia and to improve conditions for Australian writers.

Friendly Street Poets: Features a complete list of Friendly Street publications, a selection of prize-winning poetry, details of upcoming events and other information.

Poets’ Union: Non-profit association that promotes poetry throughout Australia and provides a forum for contributions to the development of poetry in all forms.

Romance Writers of Australia: RWA’s mission is to promote excellence in romantic fiction and to help aspiring writers become published and published authors to maintain and establish their careers.

The Australian Script Centre: Catalogue of Australia plays (open for submissions) and licensing information.

The Australian Writers’ Marketplace: Comprehensive listings of contact details and information for publishers, literary agents, magazines, newspapers, industry organisations and awards.

The Society of Editors : Database of editors, news and events, meetings, and accreditation exam for editors.

Funding Organisations

Arts SA: Resources, funding and grants for South Australian artists of all disciplines.

Asialink: Resources, grants and residencies building and strengthening Australia-Asia engagement.

Carclew: Information, funding, grants, awards, industry training and professional development for young artists (under 26) across disciplines.

Copyright Australia: Resources and funding for Australian creators.

The Australia Council: Funding, news and events for artists of all disciplines.

Country Arts SA: Funding and programs across regional South Australia.

Education Lending Rights (ELR) and Public Lending Rights (PLR): Government cultural programs that make payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers.

 Other Writers Centres (Interstate)

ACT Writers’ Centre

Hunter Writers Centre

NSW Writers’ Centre

NT Writers’ Centre

Queensland Writers’ Centre

Tasmanian Writers’ Centre

The Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre

Varuna: The Writers’ House

Writers Victoria

writingWA

International Writers Centres

Irish Writers’ Centre, Ireland

New Writing North

New Writing South

Norwich Writers’ Centre, UK

Spread the Word UK

The Banff Centre, Canada

The Michael King Writers’ Centre, New Zealand

The Writer’s Center, US

Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre, Wales

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland

Other

Authors & Illustrators SA: A guide to children’s authors and illustrators in SA.

Directory of Chinese-Australian Writers: a directory of Chinese-Australian writers to assist literary organisations, programmers and publications increase the diversity of their programs and journals.

Inside a Dog: The site promotes young adult literature, highlighting Australian writers and their work, and includes the best of the international scene. It hosts the Inky Awards for YA fiction.

LoveOzYA: A website harnessing and highlighting the conversations happening around the ‘Read Local’ ethos of LoveOzYA, and the various young adult (YA) communities already promoting Australian content to readers.

Word Players – Wynyard

Word Players meets every month to share work, participate in some writing exercises, and of course, to share a bottle or two of wine.

Generally meeting at ArtsCape (45 Jackson St) in Wynyard, on the third Thursday evening of the month.

The format is simple, and the rules bendable. Each meeting a topic, genre or technique is chosen; and members write on that for the following meeting. Any genre is fine, as is a very tenuous association with the set topic. Work is shared, and some level of analysis is enjoyed. Often there will be an exercise or technique explained. All participants pay a gold coin to the kitty, and take turns bringing nibbles or drinks.

More members are welcome – contact Rees Campbell on 0409 006 170 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can turn up to a meeting or two, and see if this is for you!

Eastern Shore Writers’ Group – Hobart

This group meets monthly, on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) from 7-9pm at the Bellerive Community Arts Centre, 17 Cambridge Road, Bellerive. 

Meeting format is 50 minutes or so of shared readings (maximum 10 mins per reader) with the opportunity for feedback (always positive), supper, 50 minutes discussion, including news, opportunities and often a discussion topic.

Some meetings include have a visiting speaker, and once a year the group runs a short story competition.

Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0418 538 771.

The Writing Cave – Hobart

Are you a Hobart-based writer who struggles with time management, motivation, or just finding somewhere quiet to work?

The Cave runs for three hours but you don’t have to come for the whole time. The idea is that you work out how long you can come – one hour, two hours, three – and arrive quietly and get to work as soon as you can. If you need to leave before 10, you’ll endeavour not disrupt anyone who’s still working.

Tuesday sessions, 7pm to 10pm, will be in a West Hobart location, to be advised upon booking. Monday sessions may be at the same location, depending on numbers. There are only 10 spots available so book soon to participate.

Cost $40 for all 12 sessions. For more details and to book, click here.

Poetry Pedlars

Poetry Pedlars is a monthly open mic reading held at The Plough Inn in Launceston on the first Monday in the month, between 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.  Arrive at 7 p.m. if you would like to put your name down to read/perform.  (Song-writers are welcome as well)

There are two brackets of readings.  The first bracket is open:  readers have five minutes to share their work (which equates to about three shortish poems).  The second bracket is a competition bracket.  A different topic is given each month.  See our “Launceston Poets” or “Poetry Pedlars” facebook pages.  The winner gets a certificate and a bottle of wine, or a book.

Pedlars Poetry Workshop

Marilyn Arnold also runs a fortnightly poetry workshop, on Wednesdays at 4 p.m., to which any poet is invited.  These workshops alternate between two members’ addresses in Launceston.  The group spends approximately 45 minutes critiquing each others work, and then 45 minutes on a writing exercise.  For further information on where the workshop is held each week, or any other information regarding the workshop, phone Carol on 0419885130 or Marilyn on 0417145537.

Huon Valley Writers Group

Meet on the first and third Saturday of the month at 10am in the Huonville LINC kitchen. Any new members are most welcome.

Simply turn up, or email ahead of time if you’d prefer. No frills, no fee, good coffee and the chance to share your writings among people of a similar ilk.

Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0438 572 854.

Launceston Writers’ Group

The Launceston Writers’ Group meets for dinner every second Thursday of the month at a local pub.  

The group is looking for people who are writing with a view to publish and who enjoy stimulating conversation with like-minded folk. Members are encouraged to submit their work for critique.  The feedback is always constructive.  The group discusses a monthly topic e.g. Children’s Book Writing, Autobiographical Writing and Travel Writing. 

Members are fiction and non-fiction writers, some are published authors and others are working on it!

There is no membership cost or room hire however members are encouraged to buy dinner at the pub.  

Contact: tba

Poplars and Penmen – New Norfolk

Writers in this group thrive on constructive feedback and broadening their mindsets. Current members are both published and unpublished. The group aims to create a supportive atmosphere that propels members forward.

The group meets at 2pm every second Friday of each month at the Bush Inn – Australia’s oldest continuously licensed pub where in 1924 the famous Dame Nellie Melba slept and serenaded the locals with Maritana. Surrounded by history, mesmerising river views, golden poplars and crackling fires, you can’t help but be inspired.

Guests are welcome. Please email your intention to visit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text Lisa-Marie on 0404366784 for your welcome pack. Check out the blog at poplarsandpenmen.wordpress.com. The group’s slogan is ‘Down Write Happy’ and that’s what they are out there in the gorgeous Derwent Valley.

Society of Women Writers, Tasmania – Hobart and Launceston

In Hobart, there is an opportunity to meet a small group of writers, on the first Wednesday of each month, (Feb-Dec) at Hobart Women’s Health Centre, 25 Lefroy Street, North Hobart. For further details, contact Robyn Mathison – telephone 6234 4418 (after 1pm only)

Launceston meetings are usually  held on the first Monday of each month (Feb-Dec; Nov meeting is the second Monday due to a public holiday). Ida Burchill room, 34 – 36 Paterson Street, Launceston, at from 10am-1pm.

Gold coin donation. Tea and coffee available. Always check the website swwt.org.au for current news of meetings or guests.

Deloraine Write-In Group

A product of the 2015 NaNoWriMo challenge, the Deloraine Write-In is a group of writers who meet each Friday at 10.30am in the Deloraine Deli to write (and chat!). You can keep up with their news and other events on their Facebook page.

Write Here Launceston

Write Here is a monthly event that is facilitated by Writers Bloc and takes place in various locations across Australia. People get together for a few hours, drink hot beverages and get some writing done. Writing can be a pretty solitary experience, which is often great, but sometimes it is refreshing to get together with others and be (hopefully) productive alongside one another. Write Here is also a fabulous opportunity to meet new people, make friends and commiserate together about how hard it is to write when things such as Netflix exist!

Whether you have written several novels or have part of an idea but haven’t yet put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard?) everyone is welcome. The Launceston Write Here events are co-ordinated by Tessa Wynne, one of the TWC Launceston Young Writers in the City.

Keep an eye on the Write Here Launceston Facebook page for details of future events, which usually take place on the first Saturday of each month.

Write Here Hobart

Write Here (#writehere) is a collective of writing groups throughout Australia, facilitated by Writers Bloc, meeting together on the first Saturday of every month to sit down and write for two hours, surrounded by other writers from that town or city.

Think of it as your own writing group, surrounded by other people. It’s essentially a commitment to get two hours of writing done, surrounded by other people working too. During this time, what you write is entirely up to you and you’re not expected to share it with anyone else. It’s all about getting out of the house and getting some words down.

Some people call it co-working, others call it positive peer pressure. Either way it’s a good motivator to sit down, imbibe whatever stimulating beverage floats your boat, and get some wordsmithing done. Bring your own writing materials.

Join the Write Here Hobart Facebook group for details of future events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/460852417599594/

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