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5 tips to maximise your chances of being a guest at writers' festivals

It's not easy to find yourself on the invitation list of literary festivals, but here are some ideas worth trying.

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Literary Olympics: what wordsmith events would be on the program?

Imagine if there were an Olympics that favoured (bookish) brains over brawn. What would it look like?

With the closure of Booktopia, the Austral;ian book industry is reeling.
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Booktopia is poised to collapse – what next?

Booktopia, Australia's largest online book retailer, went into voluntary administration last week. The industry is reeling.

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How did winning literary awards affect your life?

Whether it's validating your own work, buying more time to write more books or even changing the whole course of…

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What a $20 million lifeline for Sydney’s cultural life buys

‘Our creative workforce increasingly can’t afford to live or work here,’ Clover Moore, Lord Mayor. ArtsHub look at the City…

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5 tips for finding a literary agent

So you have your manuscript ready, but how do you go about finding an agent to represent you?

The Blak Infinite. Image is artwork of cartoon like spaceships with people falling out of them.
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Thinking about aliens – The Blak Infinite envelops Fed Square this RISING

Behind the spaceships and bright lights in this RISING program of free events and installations lies a deeper story.

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Autumn art reads

With the colder weather settling in, why not curl up with an art book? ArtsHub looks at the latest releases,…

Technical writer. Bookshelves full of colour coded files or bound reports. Along the top shelf are blue, green, lime and yellow ones. On the bottom grey and white.
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Do you have what it takes to be a technical writer?

Are you very analytical, with an excellent grasp of communicating in plain English? You may be a good fit for…

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Look, look, a cat in a book! (part 2)

Still don't have enough cat books in your life? Here are 10 more books, especially for the young.

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