Are you an Aussie writer with a MG or YA manuscript ready to go? Then this is for you. Here is the info I recieved via email: You have until Friday 28th July 2017 to send in your middle-grade or young adult manuscript. Before submitting your manuscript please ensure you check the Ampersand Entry Process on our website, to make … More Aussie Writers: The Ampersand Prize is now OPEN!
Every year since it began I have joined the Australian Women Writers Challenge. Basically you commit to reading a certain number of books by Australian women. We have some amazing authors in this country and I love to support them. You get to choose your level: Stella: read 4 – if reviewing, review at least … More The Australian Women Writers Challenge Is On Again. #aww2017
Hi fellow writers, I am about to update my Open Submissions page with the following gems. Calling All Australian YA Authors: Hachette Australia wants your manuscript! You can submit your full manuscript to them between October 1st and October 31st 2014. Find out all the details HERE. # *Avon Books has the following call-out at … More Dear Writer: New Submissions Open.
Sorry I haven’t updated my Open Submissions page in so long. The good news is that I have updated it now. Here are the new places to submit your stories to that I added: 1) White Ribbon Writing Competition – Australia Only. From the website: Break the Silence and open up. This writing competition is … More New Places To Submit.
I have updated my list of places open for submission. Writers, check it out here: Open Submissions..
The YA urban sci-fi that I am currently working on is a rewrite. I had written it, completed it, and even submitted it once or twice. But it was full of plot holes, so in the middle of last year, after it was resting for about a year, I decided to rewrite it. Now, while … More Letting go of 60,000 words.
In the YA urban sci-fi I’m writing there are a few fight scenes. When first writing these scenes, I started to wonder just how good they were, because there’s only so many moves your characters can make in a fight before things start getting repetitive. Recently I discovered the blog by writer Janice Hardy, and … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Tips On Writing Action Scenes by Janice Hardy.
All you writers out there, I have update my submissions open page. There are now 11 opportunities for writers, both in Australia and International. Most of the new submissions open close February so be quick to check them out. There are plenty of submissions for short story writers. You can view the page here. Happy … More I Have Updated My Submissions Open Page!
Calling all writers with a polished manuscript that’s ready to go. Brenda Drake is hosting Pitch Wars once again this year, and it’s on right now. You have the chance to get your manuscript read by an author, editor or intern who will help you polish it for agents who will read your submission in … More Have a polished manuscript? Pitch Wars is on now.
I dream of being published one day, and I dream about it being wonderful and glorious, of course I realise its going to be really hard work as well, I mean books don’t just write themselves and, you know, deadlines. I like to read about other writers experiences to prepare myself for the day all … More Dear Writers: What being published is really like.