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Literary journal. A freshly sharpened pencil sits amid pencils shavings and a pencil sharpener on a blank page, suggesting the start of a new creative writing project.

New literary journal set to enrich Australia's cultural landscape

The new journal is driven by Writers SA with the support of the state’s three universities and Arts South Australia.

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Decolonising the written word

As an editor, a relatively new part of my brief is to be on the alert for colonial exceptionalism. What…


So you want my arts job: Proofreader

Proofreading is a last chance, 'spit and polish' appraisal of a writer's work for pesky mistakes. Being finicky and pedantic…

black&write! Fellows Jacob K Gallagher and Dakota Feirer. Image supplied

Supernatural crime and poetry win Indigenous Fellowships

The State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Fellowships for 2023 have been announced with two diverse works from First Nations writers…


Strengths and challenges for neurodivergent editors

Dr Louise Merrington and Tanja Gardner shared insights in the recent IPEd panel, ‘Neurodivergence and editing: a view from the…

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How to optimise metadata for book sales

Editors should approach metadata from a position of strength, said Booktopia Head of Product Sales, Joel Naoum at the recent…

A blonde-haired white woman wearing glasses reads from a novel at a festival reading.

Killing it in Australian publishing

Ann Cleeves and Garry Disher feature at the Huon Valley's Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival, with panels, writer retreats,…

Gilmaesh ChatGPT writing

ChatGPT and the future of writing

ChatGPT is confronting, but humans have always adapted to new technology – ask the Mesopotamians, who invented writing.


New regional festival celebrates queer writers

With events across Victoria in centres such as Shepparton, Traralgon, Warrnambool and Geelong, Q-Lit aims to connect the queer community…


Is a writing career a viable option in Australia?

Funding cuts and the need for a living wage for writers figure strongly in the discussion about the future of…

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