Dubnium is back and on the prowl for submissions from talented
South Australian writers.
We're very excited to announce that we are running the young editors project, Dubnium, again in 2014.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Night Games by Anna Krien
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson
The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright
Worth $5000, the theme of the 2014 Dahl Trust Fellowship is eucalypts. ABR seeks proposals for a cogent piece of journalism on any aspect of eucalypts.
Any Australian writer with a significant publication record (books, creative writing, essays, or journalism) is eligible to apply. The Fellow’s article will appear in the print magazine and ABR Online. This Fellowship is generously supported by the Bjarne K. Dahl Trust.
The Readings New Australian Writing Award, established in 2014, supports published Australian authors working in fiction, and recognises exciting and exceptional new contributions to local literature.
The Award aims to increase the promotion and commercial success of books by Australian authors, earning them greater recognition from the wider community.
About the Readings NAW Award
The Readings New Australian Writing Award shortlist will be announced in October 2014, and will be published in the Readings Monthly. The winner of the Award will be announced in November 2014, and will be published in the Readings Monthly and Summer Reading Guide.
Prize money for the winner of the Award in 2014 will be $4000.
AICSA and Service Skills SA are very pleased to be releasing the Creative Futures Report. The report was produced by the Arts Industry Council of South Australia in conjunction with Service Skills SA, the Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology, and Innovation Business Skills Australia.
The Creative Futures Report draws on the Your Creative Future survey undertaken by 772 individuals and 164 businesses, to capture the workforce needs of the arts, creative and cultural sectors in South Australia and provides an overview of workforce development needs and outlines recommendations to begin addressing them, including close government collaboration, funding for a facilitator to maximise training and professional development opportunities for the creative industries, and to repeat the successful Skills For Creative Events program to support the production needs of state’s festivals. The report also highlights calls among the creative industry for an arts policy, additional investment in arts infrastructure and long-term funding commitments.
To read the report click here.
You may have heard on the news that Bimblebox nature refuge in Queensland's Galilee Basin is under imminent threat of destruction by a giant coal mine. A whole ecosystem is in danger of being wiped out, and more than one rare bird species may face extinction.
The My Perfect Pitch database isn't just a general publishers list, instead it focusses on imprints that are accepting submissions. Each link leads directly to the submissions page. With over 1,000 publishers worldwide, covering all genres, it's worth a look.
An iconic heritage-listed home donated to RMIT University will welcome Australia's top writers, thanks to a new fellowship and writer-in-residence program. McCraith House on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula has been donated to RMIT by the Dixon-Ward family.
A four-day festival celebrating the best of literature, theatre, film and music from and about Australia and New Zealand (AusNZ) will be staged in London for the first time from the 15th to 18th of May 2014.