April 27


02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


With Cass Moriarty

You‚Äôve typed ‚ÄėThe End‚Äô and you‚Äôre ready to submit. What next?

How do you pitch your manuscript to a publisher or agent to ensure the best chance of success? How can you take advantage of awards and competitions? Why is networking in your writing community so important? (and how do you do it?) Through writing exercises and discussion, this workshop will run through the multitude of options available once your story is finished, so you can confidently move into the next phase of your author journey.

Learning Outcomes:

In this workshop, participants will gain a fundamental understanding of these key areas:

  • How to assess their work‚Äôs readiness for submission

  • Editing tips and tricks to ensure their work is as polished as possible.

  • Pitching to agents and publishers

  • Investigate available awards and competitions and learn how to take advantage of opportunities

  • Networking in the writing community and why it is important.

  • How to write a professional and persuasive cover letter

  • The art of writing a precise synopsis

  • How to use rejection to their advantage

  • What to expect from a publisher and how to work well together

  • Compatible income streams from other writing-related activities

  • The value of social media as an author platform


This is a workshop for intermediate and emerging writers to sustain yourself as a writer. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Cass Moriarty:

Cass Moriarty is a Brisbane-based author and mentor with QWC’s Writers’ Surgery as well as a presenter and moderator at Writers Festivals. Her published works include The Promised Seed, which was shortlisted for multiple awards, and more recently, Parting Worlds.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

Membership and concession tickets will be confirmed on arrival.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

Will this event be livestreamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by livestreaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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