Lisa Walker‘s romantic comedy about climate change, Melt, which is set in Antarctica, will be published by Lacuna in May.

Amanda O’Callaghan‘s short story When the Pitch Drops has won the Flash500 Annual Short Story competition.

Pamela Rushby‘s manuscript Hattie or a Thousand Miles up the Nile has been shortlisted for the 2018 Text Prize.

Lesley Mooney has won the Silver Literary Titan Book Award for her novels.

Amanda O’Callaghan‘s short story has been shortlisted for the UK’s Flash 500 Annual Short Story competition. Her flash fiction has been longlisted for the Reflex Fiction international flash fiction competition.

Mocco Wollerts poem Billobong was published in the April issue of Positive Words.


Damen O’Brien‘s poem How Else But the Day was longlisted in the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition from more than 13,000 entries.

Damen O’Brien‘s poem A Loss of Confidence was published in Issue 1 of Stilts Journal.

Bernadette Rowley will by releasing her seventh book The Master and the Sorceress on the 16th of April, 2018.

Amanda O’Callaghan‘s award-winning flash fiction Tying the Boats has been selected by Aimee Bender for the forthcoming Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology.

Lisa Walker‘s debut young adult novel Paris Syndrome, about a Paris-obsessed Brisbane teenager, was published by HarperCollins.

Jay Kylie Ludowyke’s debut nonfiction book Carpathia: The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic will be published by Hachette Australia in July 2018.

Mocco Wollert won first prize in the Mulga Bill Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival.

Emma Ashmere’s short story The Historic Present was a finalist in the joanne burns Microlit Award and is published in the Spineless Wonders microlit collection Time Anthology.

Amanda O’Callaghan‘s flash fiction Tying the Boats has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize anthology and the Best Small Fictions anthology.

Jo Sandhu‘s novel Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile is a finalist in the Aurealis Awards for Best Children’s Fiction, has been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize, and is on the Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable long list.

Krissy Kneen‘s novel An Uncertain Grace has been shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize.

Margaret Dakin has just had five stories included in an anthology of short stories entitled How to Begin a Wonderful Life, published by Ink Tears in the U.K. and launched in London in December.

Robyn Osborne‘s seventh book; Bruno, the Big, Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush is due for release in August.

Robyn Osborne‘s latest picture book, My Dog Socks, has been named a 2018 CBCA Notable Book – Early Childhood.

Damen O’Brien‘s poem The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Opens His Dictionary to ‘F’ was a finalist in the Tom Collins Poetry Prize.

Fiona Robertson‘s short story Descent was shortlisted for the 2018 Margaret River Short Story competition and will be published in the anthology Pigface and other stories in June 2018 by Margaret River Press.

Kali Napier‘s debut novel The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge was published by Hachette Australia on 30 January, and went straight onto the Australian fiction bestseller list.

Damen O’Brien’s poem Canned Conch was a finalist in the Mississippi Review prize.

Lindsay Boyd‘s novel Marginal has been published by Pen It! Publications.

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