For the past few years I have joined in the Australian Women Writers Challenge, and I will be joining in again this year. If you don’t know the Australian Women Writers Challenge was started to help overcome the gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. Avid readers and book bloggers, both male … More Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015.
Lightspeed Magazine are doing a special issue with all stories by women! This came in response to the notion by some men that women destroy science fiction. So ladies, if you have a sci-fi short story (no fantasy) up to 7,500 words submit away. According to Lightspeed sci-fi is: ‘fiction that speculates on our future, … More Calling All Women Sci-fi Writers.
This was my first year participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge and I really enjoyed it. I will be signing up for next year’s challenge for sure. This year I said I would read 15 books by Australian women writers and managed to do that easily, so next year I’ll double it and go … More My Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013 Wrap Up. #aww2013
Welcome to this weeks Spotlight Sunday where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think deserves to be read. Today I am reviewing the mini anthology chapbook ‘To Spin A Darker Stair’ edited by Tehani Wessely. The very short blurb on the back reads: Forget everything you think you know about fairytales… My … More Spotlight Sunday:Review ‘To Spin A Darker Stair’.
Dear Women Writers, There are a lot of women out there who write short stories, I am one of them, and if you are reading this, you probably are too. I am writing especially to you today because I want to encourage you to not only submit to magazines, but to RESUBMIT to magazines. Whether … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Resubmitting Your Stories. A Letter To Women Writers.
What everyone doesn’t know about me is that I am in fact a mother. I have two young children – a son in school and a daughter in preschool. Since today is Mothers Day I thought I would share a little something about what it’s like trying to juggle motherhood and writing. I myself like … More The Mother/Writer.
OK, this is going to be a little long, but bear with me for I think this is a very important topic. I read an overwhelming amount of YA books, an area where female writers are both prominent and dominant, so I had no idea of the problems facing women writers, had no clue that … More A Word on Women Writers.Or, What Does My Future Hold?
I have just sighed up for the Australian women writers challenge for this year. I truly believe in supporting Australian writers, especially if they are women. And I already planned on reading a lot of Australian women writers this year. With the challenge, you declare how many books you intend to read – 4,6, or … More Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013.