Mocco Wollert had a long letter published in the October issue of Your Time. 

K W George‘s piece Pankow, Petra, and Me has been published in The Big Issue.

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, was interviewed on a Brisbane wharfie featured in home, is part of an exhibition opening the 6th of December at SLQ, and has 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.

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.

Robyn Osborne‘s fourth picture book Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush has been released by Big Sky Publishing.

Amanda O’Callaghan‘s flash fiction has been shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award.

Kerry Lown Whalen‘s short story Choices placed second in the Burdekin Readers & Writers Short Story Competition 2018.

Richard Yaxley‘s novel This Is My Song has been shortlisted in the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction.

Pam Rushby‘s historical children’s novel Lizzie and Margaret Rose was awarded first place in the 2018 Society of Women Writers NSW awards. Her middle-grade novel Princess Parsley was also commended.

Toni Risson‘s Steak and Eggs was published as part of the Within/Without These Walls anthology.

Diane Demetre‘s novel Island of Secrets was released by Luminosity Publishing in October.

Amanda O’Callaghan‘s flash fiction has been shortlisted for the TSS International Flash Fiction 400 Competition.

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