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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…

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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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Incoming: Adelaide Writers' Week Director

Former publisher Louise Adler has been announced as the next Adelaide Writers’ Week Director with plans to reawaken writers and…

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Has digital debunked the book fair?

With the pandemic closing down major events in the publishing industry, the virtual book fair offers advantages and challenges.


Why bookshops are good for you

Browsing in bookshops is good for our psychological health, making Love Your Bookshop Day all the more important.