Queensland Poetry Festival have announced their two 2018 poets in residence! The two poets will play key roles in the festival program, including spending time getting to know local poets and audiences in Brisbane and regional Queensland. They will each host workshops, deliver readings and contribute to panel discussions as well as taking some time to write…

We’re so thrilled to announce that QWC member and tutor (and award-winning journalist, author and editor) Dr Ashley Hay has been announced as the new editor of Griffith Review. Ashley takes over from previous editor Professor Julianne Schultz, who will take up the position of Publisher. Read more here.

Tania Cox‘s picture book What’s at the End of this Piece of Rope was published by Hachette in April.

Jo Sandhu‘s novel Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile has won the Readings Children’s Book Prize.

Damen O’Brien‘s poems To a Poet and Masterpieces were published in TEXT Journal Vol 22 No. 1.

Lynne Lumsden Green‘s retelling of the Cinderella tale Ashley will be included in the fourth volume of the Clarion Call.

A. G. Pettet‘s poems have been published in Oxford Poetry (UK), World Literature Today (US) and Issue 153 of Island Magazine (AUS). They also have a short fiction piece North appearing in The Cortland Review (US) in June 2018.

Belinda Raposo was accepted into AFTRS National Talent Camp, an Australian Film Television and Radio School week-long program for diverse screenwriters, which was held in Sydney, and is an initiative supported by Screen Australia, Screen Queensland and state bodies.

Helene Young‘s seventh novel Return to Roseglen will be released on 2nd July, 2018 by Penguin Australia.

Jessica Andreatta’s short story Ring-Pull Art was shortlisted for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. It is published in the 2018 anthology Pigface and Other Stories, edited by Ryan O’Neill.

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