TweetPitch: Emerging Writers’ Festival

Do you have an idea for a novel bouncing around in the back of your head? Have you been meaning to get started for ages, but just never found the time? TweetPitch is your chance to crystalise your idea and take the first step towards developing your work. Until...

The Library of Unwritten Stories with Ryan O’Neill

In Australia, we have a thing for social realism. Cloudstreet, The Slap, The Thorn Birds- the vast majority of our canonical national texts are firmly rooted in the everyday reality of Australian life. And, while Tim Winton claims that “ordinary life overflows...

Short Stories: What A Publisher Thinks

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing the fabulous Meredith Curnow, the Knopf Vintage Publisher at Random House Australia. Looking after both fiction and non-fiction, her list of writers is a veritable “who’s who” of Australian literature, including...

Emerging Writers’ Festival: Chris Summers

Chris Summers is the award-winning playwright of No Place Like and Crossed. He has won the Sydney Theatre Company’s Young Playwright Award. He talks to Georgia Behrens.  At the festival you’re going to be a part of a panel discussing the processes a writer has...

Emerging Writers’ Festival: Bronwyn Mehan

Bronwyn Mehan runs Spineless Wonders, a publishing company devoted to producing quality short Australian stories in print, digital and audio forms. Here, she talks about the perks and pitfalls of literature in its more unusual forms.  In general, short stories are...