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’

Fellowship of Australian Writers’

Non-profit organisation for those interested in writing

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.


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 Film Commission

Supporting the development of film, television and interactive media projects and their creators

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Collects, catalogues, promotes and distributes unpublished Australian plays.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.


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 Bay Writers’ Festival

Writers’, workshops, launches, lunches, conversations and panels, with a riotous sprinkling of theatre, comedy and music to sweeten the mix.

Melbourne Writers’ Festival

Books, Writers’ and ideas

National Young Writers’ Festival

Australia's premier event for emerging Writers’

Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival

Bowral is Australia’s first BookTown

Sydney Writers’ Festival

A city transformed by words

Editing Services

Dr Rie Natalenko – script assessor.

Please contact Rie on 0242845322 or email 

10% discount for SCWC members.

Texture: a richer life with words

Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Development & Assessment, Project Management, Writing, Training.

Xenia Natalenko – proof reader – 10 years experience

Specialising in theses (PhD, hons), essays, uni and tafe work by NESB students. Email

10% discount for SCWC members.

Independent Publishers and Producers

Agog! Press

Speculative fiction anthologies.

Black Inc.

Publishes some of Australia’s finest writers and poets.

Five Island Press

Dedicated to the publication of fine Australian poetry

Giramondo Publishing

Publishing quality creative and interpretive writing by Australian authors.

Puncher & Wattmann

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

River Road Press

Audio poetry.

Sleepers Publishing

Sleepers Almanac and more.

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.