Unsolicited Manuscript and Poetry Competition

Here are a couple of opportunities that have been forwarded to our Secretary for your information.  Please, always check for yourself that this is a bona fide opportunity.  EW only passes on the information.

Unsolicited Manuscripts – JoJo Publishing

At JoJo Publishing, we look forward to receiving a HARD COPY of their manuscript, or at least three chapters, along with a synopsis and some background information about the author. Please send to:

The Managing Editor
JoJo Publishing
‘Yarra’s Edge’
2203/80 Lorimer Street
Docklands VIC 3008

www.jojopublishing.com   Download our 2013 catalogue (control & click) –http://www.jojopublishing.com/files/uploads/Jo_Jo_Catalogue.pdf 

All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon receipt, followed by a FREE internal appraisal in terms of your manuscript’s potential for publishing and marketing success through our Australian and international distribution networks.

If you have any queries, please contact, Jo Costello, at jo-media@bigpond.net.au  03 9681 7275

JoJo Publishing is a member of the Australian Publishers Association and is a respected, traditional publishing house. We are NOT a self-publishing house.

Poetry Competition – Closes 13 September 2013.

This prize administered by the University of Sydney is offering $12,000 for an original poem of up to 100 lines. Submissions close 13 September.http://sydney.edu.au/arts/slam/prizes/public_prizes_engl.shtml


ABC Open Program Writing Workshop, August 7, 2013

This workshop, run by Vanessa Milton, from 11 am – 2.30 pm at the McKay Centre, Page St, Moruya, is an introduction to ABC Open and its monthly writing project, 500 Words. It will cover:

• sharing some tips for writing for online publication – how to capture an audience, how to tell a compelling short story, look at examples.
• brainstorming story ideas for true stories, written in the first person.
• writing exercises to get you started writing your story.
• where to find images to accompany your story.
• how to publish on the website.
The theme for August is On the Job. Love it or hate it we spend a lot of our lives working, but some days stick in our memory longer than others. Write a first-person story about a day of work that you can’t forget. (please note that you can write about volunteer or unpaid work).