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’


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


ArtsRush

Arts on the South Coast... and beyond.


Austlit

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.


COMjobs

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Collects, catalogues, promotes and distributes unpublished Australian plays.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


Poetry


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


Festivals


Byron Writers Festival

Where the stories take you.


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.


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


AIA Editing

Manuscript Appraisals, Editing, Proofreading. Specialises in Fiction


Enterprising Words

Enterprising Words offers a range of editing and manuscript assessment services, as well as courses and resources for writers, librarians, and teachers of all ages. 


My Proofreader

Editing, proofreading, transcribing, typing, beta reading, ghost writing and US to AU English localisation services.


Texture: a richer life with words

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


Independent Publishers and Producers


About Kids Books

About Kids Books publishes books that children will want to read again and again. Our books are of the highest quality as we believe children deserve the best. 


Agog! Press

Speculative fiction anthologies.


AIA Publishing

Selective, Author-funded Publishing. 


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.


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.