Emma Ashmere’s short story Standing Up Lying Down was shortlisted for the Overland/Fair Australia Prize 2018.

Mocco Wollert had her poem A Child’s Bush Dawning and a tanka published in the October 2018 issue of Positive Words. 

Caylie Jeffery‘s second book Under the Lino was launched during Brisbane Open House to critical success. Caylie was also published in Within/Without These Walls, a Brisbane Open House anthology.

Eileen O’Hely‘s Just Desserts was shortlisted for the Lane Cove Literary Awards Theatre Script Prize.

K W George‘s microfiction Four Dollars and Seventy-Five Cents was the winner of the 2018 BWF Microfiction Competition.

  The Dal Stivens Award is presented biennially to an author aged 30 or under, for a short story or essay of the highest literary merit. The story or essay must be: between 3,000 and 10,000 words published or accepted for publication within the 12 months prior to the Award closing date. Self-published works will…

The Kathleen Mitchell Award is presented biennially to the author, aged 30 or under, of an outstanding novel or novella to encourage advancement in their literary career. The novel or novella must have been published or accepted for publication within the 2 years prior to the Award closing date. This can be demonstrated by the…

Your best friend has read your manuscript, loved it, and said “This would make a great mini-series! I can just see Nicole Kidman as the main character! And remember how good Brisbane looked in Harrow on TV? You could be famous!” You think, “I could do that!” – but how do you set about pitching…

The simple fact is that fiction and film are different: as authors we rarely, if ever, think about the cinematic aspects of our work. Often a written work will set a seemingly impossible standard for adaptation, with long detailed sentences, page-spanning paragraphs and comprehensive descriptions outlining a characters’ thoughts. A screen adaptation will remove all…

Drop into Manunda Library and learn about our eLibrary and how you can asses a huge range of resources from home. Optional: BYO Android or Apple device. Where: Manunda Library When:Thursday 20 December, 10:30am Cost: Free More information

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