The NSW Writers’ Centre weekly electronic newsletter, Newsbite, is distributed to around 9000 subscribers. Newsbite publishes commissioned articles, upcoming events, Opportunities for Writers (such as competitions and fellowships) and promotional giveaways. See the below list for submission guidelines for each section.
All free promotion is at the discretion of the New South Wales Writers’ Centre and no guarantee is given that the promotion will be placed.
We don’t advertise workshops, causes or book launches or any notices from for-profit organisations. We also do not promote competitions with fees but no prize money or unbalanced ‘opportunites’ for writers. If you are looking to advertise these then please click for advertising rates.
Opportunities for Writers
The NSW Writers’ Centre lists opportunities for writers on the week we hear about them, then again as a reminder the week before they close. All opportunities are to have a maximum of 200 characters not including links, which we can hyperlink.
Due to the high level of demand and restricted time-frame, the Centre requests that you submit your opportunities in the format that they will appear in Newsbite. See the example below.
26 August: KSP Emerging Writers’ Residencies
Three positions for four weeks or part-time equivalent for talented writers able to show application to the craft of writing. Selected writers will have some published material in the print, visual or broadcast media. Salary $2250. Visit www.kspf.iinet.net.au.
Book reviews are now published on our blog by our committed team of volunteer reviewers. We review commercially published and self-published books. However, you must be a member of the Centre or a current NSW resident for your book to be reviewed. If you would like to submit your book for review, please mail a copy to:
NSW Writers’ Centre
PO Box 1056
Rozelle NSW 2039
Include a brief covering letter with information about the intended audience of your book, your contact information and a link to where it can be purchased. We will endeavor to respond to let you know the book has been received but can make no guarantees. Please note that due to the high volume of books we receive, it frequently takes several months between our receipt of your book and the publication of a review, and there are no guarantees your book will be reviewed. We do not allow authors to read the review before it is published and cannot give you reviewer contact information.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteer book reviewers, please email the Centre with your name, phone number, mailing address and a 100 word statement about why you would like to be involved, plus any relevant writing experience, and you will hear back from us within 14 days.
What About Events?
Publication of event notices has now been moved from Newsbite to the Centre’s Facebook page. Please email a maximum of 100 words plus a link to your event page to the Centre. Sorry, we don’t advertise workshops, causes or book launches or any notices from non not-for-profit organisations.
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