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ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2014 winners announced

The winners of the 2014 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards were announced on 16 December. The awards, which are administered by the ACT Writers Centre, recognise writing by authors from the ACT region that has been published by a small publisher of no more than 15 employees or self-published. The winners in each category are: Fiction The Happiness Jar (Samantha Tidy, Storytorch Press) Highly commended: Read more...
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NSW State Library launches humour-writing prize

The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has announced the launch of the inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing to ‘celebrate, recognise and encourage humour writing, and to promote interest in this genre’. The biennial prize, worth $10,000, is open to published works of fiction, memoir, poetry and verse by Australian writers. It Read more...
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Grattan Institute releases PM summer reading list

Australian public policy think tank Grattan Institute has released its annual summer reading list for the Prime Minister. The list contains ‘books and articles that we believe  Read more...

ASA announces 2014-15 mentorship recipients

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the recipients of its 2014-15 mentorships for emerging writers and illustrators, including the inaugural Edel Wignell Mentorship. The 12  Read more...
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Pre-Christmas survey 2014: Subdued after a heady Christmas 2013

After an extremely successful Christmas in 2013, booksellers are so far experiencing a more subdued Christmas for 2014. Nonetheless, for the majority of respondents to our  Read more...
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Editor, ‘Meanjin’, Melbourne   Applications are invited for the position of Editor of Meanjin, one of Australia’s most significant literary publications. The Editor of Meanjin will continue to benefit from over 50 years of financial and intellectual support from the
Senior Content Editor–Secondary Division, Oxford University Press, Melbourne   Oxford's Secondary division is looking for a capable Senior Content Editor to join the Content Services team. The main function of this role is to edit and coordinate editing of exceptional learning solutions (print and digital) in
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The Long Haul, Jeff Kinney, Puffin

The Great Zoo of China, Matthew Reilly, Macmillan

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