Resources for Writers

Professional Associations

ArtsHub Australia

Jobs, News, Reviews & What’s on in the Arts and Creative Industry

Australian Society of Authors

Professional association for authors who write for publication.

Australian Writers’ Guild

The professional association for performance Writers’

Children's Book Council of Australia

A not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

Open Colleges

Various courses are available to improve your writing skills in many areas

Australian Literary Agents

Australian Literary Agents Association

Members of The Australian Literary Agents Association Members of the Association are obliged to adhere to the principles outlined in the Association's code of practice.

Online Resources


Arts on the South Coast... and beyond.


An education and information resource on Australian literature. Authoritative information on hundreds of thousands of creative and critical Australian literature works.

Buzz Words Books

A fortnightly e-zine for writers and illustrators of children's and YA books, that also caters to librarians, editors, and publicists.


A weekly email bulletin and website advertising jobs and other opportunities for professional communicators across Australia and New Zealand

Isabel Moon Design

Professional design services including brand identities, cover design, publication design, promotional posters, typesetting and illustration.

Performance Writing

Australian Script Centre

Collects, catalogues, promotes and distributes unpublished Australian plays.

Merrigong Theatre Development

Fostering professional theatre practice in the Illawarra.

Playwriting Australia

Supporting the development and promotion of great new Australian writing for performance.

Screen Australia

Screen Australia aims to inspire, inform and engage screen audiences through compelling Australian storytelling


Australian Children's Poetry

Showcasing Poetry by Australia's children poets.

Australian Poetry

A not-for-profit, incorporated association established to promote reading, writing and publishing activities associated with poetry,

Red Room Company

Australian poetry programs


Byron Writers Festival

Where the stories take you.

Emerging Writers Festival

Festival for emerging writers

Kids and YA Festival

A festival for kids and young adults

Melbourne Writers’ Festival

Books, Writers’ and ideas

National Young Writers Festival

NYWF is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms of writing.

Newcastle Writers Festival

A writers festival in Newcastle

Perth Festival – Writers Week

Perth Festival.

Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival

Bowral is Australia’s first BookTown

Sydney Writers’ Festival

A city transformed by words

Wollongong Writers Festival

WWF brings together writers and readers for panels, readings, performances, and workshops to showcase local, national, and international talent in our regional city.

Editing Services

Adara Enthaler Editing

Adara Enthaler is a freelance editor and writer, having previously worked for Grand Parade Poets Publishing and Spineless Wonders Publishing. She has been published in Grattan Street Press, Ugly Pineapple Zine, and the Enough Said Anthology.

AIA Editing

Manuscript Appraisals, Editing, Proofreading. Specialises in Fiction

Mary Stanley

Our intern Mary Stanley has her own website.

Independent Publishers and Producers

AIA Publishing

Selective, Author-funded Publishing. 

Big Sky Publishing


Black Inc.

Publishes some of Australia’s finest writers and poets.

Christmas Press


EK Books


Five Island Press

Dedicated to the publication of fine Australian poetry

Ford Street Piublishing


Giramondo Publishing

Publishing quality creative and interpretive writing by Australian authors.

Little Pink Dog Books


Midnight Sun Publishing


Puncher & Wattmann

Publish novels, poetry, biography, criticism, short story collections.

River Road Press

Audio poetry.

Spineless Wonders

Devoted to short, quality fiction produced by Australian writers.

Spinifex Press

Independent, Innovative, Interactive.

Stringybark Publishing

Short story anthologies and publishing assistance.

Why Documentaries

Video production house providing quality corporate videos, documentaries and DVD resources.

Wombat Books