Literary Speed Dating

Literary Speed Dating

SOLD OUT! Please email us to go on the waitlist.
Saturday 15 November, 2pm – 3:30pm
Cost: NSWWC & ASA Members: $30

You will have a roomful of publishers and agents and three minutes to pitch your work, ask a question or exchange contact details. A listing of publishers and agents, and the work they are looking for, will be uploaded here closer to the date. Bring your solid story idea, business cards and pitching skills. This event will sell out – book early! .....

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Pitch Perfect

Who: Claire Craig
When: Saturday 14 June, 10am – 4pm
ASA office, C1.05 22-36 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW 2007
Full price $230; ASA & NSW Writers’ Centre members $155

For bookings contact the Australian Society of Authors on (02) 9211 1004 or click here.

Authors today need to be able to write, edit and promote their books. Developing an effective sales pitch as soon as possible is essential – whether it’s for a covering letter to a publisher, a book or a marketing blurb, or a verbal pitch. .....

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Kids & YA festival

SOLD OUT – Please call our office on 9555 9757 to go on our waitlist.
Saturday 28 June, 10am – 6pm
Full Price
 $90; Member Price $60; Concession Member Price $50

The Kids & YA literature festival is back at the NSW Writers’ Centre, showcasing some of Australia’s best-known and beloved authors, illustrators and publishers.

The festival program includes panels such as ‘Creating Worlds of Magic & Wonder’ and ‘Publishers: What They’re Looking For and How to Impress Them’, as well as an opportunity at the end of the day for ticket holders to pitch their ideas to an expert panel for the chance to win prizes. .....

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Approaching Publishers

SOLD OUT – Please email us to add your name to the waiting list.
A seminar with Rochelle Manners. What are the best ways to approach a publisher? Are the rules different? What is always the same? What are the advantages of pitches, networking, and competitions?

This seminar will be held during the lunch hour of the Kids & YA Festival and will require a separate booking to attend. It will be held in the Henry Lawson room. Only Kids & YA Festival ticket holders can attend this seminar. Limited to 15 attendees. .....

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Digital DIY: Reaching Your Readers with Ebooks and Print on Demand

Who: Roz Hopkins and guests: Kate O’Donnell, Anna Maguire, Patrick Lenton, Bronwyn Mehan, Sarah Allen, Elisabeth Storrs and Dionne Lister
When: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November, 10am – 4pm
Cost: Full price:
$350; Member: $250; Conc Member: $210

Want to take control of your publishing? Interested in ebooks? Unsure about Print-on-demand?

This two-day seminar covers the nuts and bolts of doing your own digital publishing, from identifying your audience to formats, uploads and promotion.  .....

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Market Development for Published Writers


Who: Jaki Arthur
Friday 14 November, 9.30am-4.30pm
Free to successful applicants

Are you a published writer who wants to do more to build an audience for your work? Applications are now open for this free workshop funded by the Australia Council.

Part of a national program being delivered in each state, the workshop is a rare opportunity for published writers to work with an established publicity professional to build their national and international market reach. .....

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