Barbara Hunt‘s essay Just a Coo-ee from Yeppoon placed second in The Lorna McDonald Essay Prize, 2018.
Barbara Hunt‘s short story Tough Love received the Simplicity Funerals Award in the Grieve Volume 6 Hunter Writers Centre Anthology.
Lesley Synge won the 2018 Lorna McDonald Essay Prize, and was interviewed on a Brisbane wharfie featured in Home, an exhibition at SLQ. She also had poems published in Blue Pepper, Plumwood Mountain, Right Hand Pointing, Social Alternatives, and Stylus Lit.
Damen O’Brien’s poem The Cold Snap was winner of the Open Age section of the Ipswich Poetry Feast. His poems Precarious Balance and Giant were Highly Commended in the same section. Damen was overall adult winner of the Ipswich Poetry Feast.
Damen O’Brien‘s poem Blood Moon was longlisted in the Lane Cove Literary Awards.
Damen O’Brien‘s poem A Survey of Australia’s Religions was shortlisted in the Newcastle Poetry Prize.
Fiona Robertson was shortlisted for the 2018 Richell Prize and the 2018 Bridport Short Story Prize.
Dannika Patterson‘s debut picture book Jacaranda Magic (Ford Street Publishing) has sold out of its first hardcover print run within two months of its release date.
Brian Farber‘s historical science fiction novel Hitler’s Zeitmaschine has been self-published and is now available from major book sale outlets.
Coralyn Swift has written 50k for the first day of NaNoWriMo, for the 5th year in a row.