Support for Writers


We present an annual program of courses including workshops, masterclasses and professional development seminars delivered by published authors who are experienced teachers.

Manuscript Assessment Services

Our manuscript assessment program offers advice and feedback on your novel, poems, picture book or young adult manuscript from an experienced professional.

Mentorship Program

NSWWC mentorships offer successful applicants the opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced mentor over an extended period.

Indigenous Writers Mentorship Program

Our Indigenous Writers Mentorship Program, supported by Arts NSW, pairs five emerging Indigenous writers from New South Wales with a senior Indigenous writer in the same genre for a structured year-long mentorship.

Newswrite and Newsbite

Filled with articles on the craft and business of writing, interviews with writers and industry insiders, and workshops, events and competition listings, our bi-monthly members magazine Newswrite will encourage, inform and inspire you.

While you’re waiting for the next issue of Newswrite to arrive, keep up to date with Newsbite, our weekly e-newsletter containing author interviews, book reviews, opportunities for writers, events and more. You can subscribe for free on the right hand side of this page.

Resource Sheets, Books and Journals

Our collection of free, downloadable resource sheets will help you understand the basics about the art and craft of writing and the business of getting published.

To delve deeper, check out the selection of books in our bookshop or come in to the Centre and browse through the extensive collection of literary journals and other writing-related publications in our members’ library.


Writing can be an isolating experience. The NSW Writers’ Centre provides a sense of community and a place to meet with other writers. Search our listings of over twenty active writers’ groups to find one that suits you, or come along to one of our festivals or Talking Writing events where you can hear from experienced authors, publishers and industry professionals and meet your fellow writers. You can also come along to First Friday Club, an exclusive members-only event held each month at the Centre, at which a guest speaker from the writing industry, be they author, editor, publisher or journalist, joins the club for a group conversation about writing.

A Place to Write

Sometimes it can be had to find a quiet place to write. Our writing rooms, situated in the beautiful and peaceful Garry Owen House in Callan Park, provide that much-needed quiet to help concentrate and move forward with your work.

Many many thanks to everyone who has supported me over the years and especially to the NSW Writers’ Centre, without which all writers in NSW would be lost.
- Deborah Webster, award-winning poet

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Become a member of the NSW Writers' Centre to get Newswrite magazine, discounts to courses and festivals, mentorship, free access to writers' groups, writers' spaces, members' events, the library and more. Join now ›

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