Emma Schneider has released her debut picture book, Jacob and His Out of the Ordinary Playground. 

Damen O’Brien’s poem Once Upon a Time won The New Guard Knightville Poetry Prize.

Edwina Shaw‘s novel Thrill Seekers has been released in a new imprint through Raven Books UK, and is available in bookstores in the UK and Australia.

Lisa Southgate‘s stage play Guilt was shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, 2018. Guilt explores parental guilt through the eyes of the dead Irish writer James Joyce.

Ian Laver, Sunshine Coast writer, won a Commended citation for his short story Ricochet in the Fiction category of the 2018 New England Thunderbolt prize for Crime Writing.

Carleton Chinner has been invited to sit on the GeyserCon NZ panel To Boldly Go: Ships in SFF alongside Star Trek writer Alena van Arendonk, and fellow writers Kodi Washere and Dave Hadwin

 

Irene Waters’ first memior Nightmare in Paradise was released by Zeus Publishing in November.

Aiki Flinthart has just launched her 10th novel, IRON. First in the Sci-fantasy trilogy, the Kalima Chronicles. She was also shortlisted in the USA Writers of the Future competition.

Tony Pritchard has published their third book, Canoeing down the Darling, a travel memoir about canoe trips down the Darling River.

Mocco Wollert‘s poem Good-bye to a father and her German translation were published in Azure.  

Mocco Wollert had her poem published in Mia Mia, the quarterly magazine of the Anglican Mothers Union.

Margie O’Hara has written and illustrated four new children books in 2018.

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, 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.

Emma Ashmere’s short story Standing Up Lying Down was shortlisted for the Overland/Fair Australia Prize 2018.

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