Jonathan Hadwen‘s vignette collection All That Wasted Heat will be released later this month by Vine Leaves Press. The manuscript was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award.

Emma Ashmere’s short story ‘The Sketchers’ was published in the National Gallery of Victoria’s Sept/Oct NGV Magazine. It features as a writer response to Grace Cossington Smith painting ‘The Bridge In-curve’, part of the Brave New World: Australia 1930s art exhibition.

Cass Moriarty‘s second novel Parting Words was recently published by University of Queensland Press (UQP), with a sold-out launch event at Avid Reader.

Anita HeissBarbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms was shortlisted for The Courier-Mail 2017 People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

Ben Marshall‘s unpublished manuscript The Fox was shortlisted for the Emerging Writer – Manuscript Award (supported the University of Queensland Press) in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

Janet Lee‘s unpublished manuscript The Killing of Louisa was shortlisted for the Emerging Writer – Manuscript Award (supported the University of Queensland Press) in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

Carmen Leigh Keates’ Meteorites was shortlisted for the State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection – Judith Wright Calanthe Award in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

Richard Yaxley‘s This is My Song was shortlisted for the Griffith University Young Adult Book Award in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

Nick EarlsVancouver was shortlisted for the University of Queensland Fiction Book Award in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards. Vancouver was also shortlisted for The Courier-Mail 2017 People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year.

Melissa Ashley‘s The Birdman’s Wife was shortlisted for the University of Queensland Fiction Book Award in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards. The Birdman’s Wife was also shortlisted for The Courier-Mail 2017 People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year.

Anna Jacobson was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards. Her unpublished manuscript How to Knit a Human was also shortlisted for the Emerging Writer – Manuscript Award, supported the University of Queensland Press.

Bill Wilkie‘s The Daintree Blockade: The Battle for Australia’s Tropical Rainforests was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

Cathy McLennan‘s novel Saltwater was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards. Saltwater was also shortlisted for the University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award and The Courier-Mail 2017 People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year.

Karen Alexander, member of Mackay Writers Group, has had one of her writing prompts selected for inclusion in Penguin Random House’s The Writers’ Academy writing prompts blog.

Robyn Osborne‘s sixth book and third picture book, My Dog Socks (illustrated by Sadami Konchi) has been published by Ford Street. My Dog Socks explores the friendship between a boy and his dog, and will be launched in October.

Venero Armanno‘s new novel Burning Down has been published with UQP. Burning Down is about family, regret, love and the promise of salvation.

Eileen O’Hely will launch her new YA novel PEP Squad: Freshman Year at Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop on Saturday 9 September at 2pm.

Amanda Niehaus‘ ‘Breeding Season’ won first-place in the 2017 Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers.

Megan Norris won the Davitt (Nonfiction) for Look What You Made Me Do: Fathers who kill at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books.

Kerry White‘s feature article ‘Veteran recalls: “Vietnam is still fresh in my mind”‘ was published by Sunshine Coast Daily.

Felix Calvino has been awarded a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland.

Writing as Ky Garvey, Kylie Minns’ ‘The Beginning’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Avid Reader Flash Fiction Price. Her story ‘Deep Breath and Heartbeats’ was finalist in the 2017 Grieve Writing Competition and won the Australian Funeral Directors Association Prize. ‘Deep Breath and Heartbeats’ is included in the 2017 Grieve Anthology.

Daniel Young‘s ‘Dalian Blood Futures’ has been announced as the winner of the Transportation Press 2017 Smoke flash fiction competition. A print and electronic collection of winning and highly commended stories, including Daniel’s, can be purchased here.

Kathy Andrews released her children’s picture book My Mum is a Parasite Scientist. That’s RAD! during the Queensland National Science Week launch in August. This is the first in a series of STEM outreach books being developed under the That’s RAD! Science project, a Griffith University initiative.

Tara East‘s ‘Heart Sounds’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Avid Reader Flash Fiction Prize.

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