CALLOUT: DUBNIUM, A HIGH-ENERGY COLLISION OF WRITINGFOR YOUNG WRITERS & EDITORS
· mentorship from previous Dubnium alumni;
· a $500 honorarium;
· support from SA Writers Centre staff;
The Stella Prize Longlist has been annouced:
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.
Calling all emerging journalists: KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorship
Investigative reportage has long been discarded by our large media organisations in favour of commentary and opinion pieces. None of this is good for a healthy and discursive culture, and none of this is good for Australia’s next generation of journalists. In recognition of the challenges young investigative journalists now face, Kill Your Darlings has partnered with the Copyright Agency to create the Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorships (CAIJM), each worth $2500.
The Association of American Publishers (@AmericanPublish) and Penguin Random House (@PenguinRH_News), in partnership with Twitter, announced the second #TwitterFiction festival, which will take place March 12-16. A digital storytelling extravaganza, the festival’s value is twofold: it gives authors of all kinds a chance to bring fiction to life with Twitter, and gives readers a chance to experience fiction in a brand new way.
The #TwitterFiction festival offers a chance to be a featured storyteller and create 140-character blasts of fiction on Twitter alongside established and emerging authors.
Entries for #TwitterFiction will be accepted online here until February 5, and will be judged by a panel of executives from @AmericanPublish companies.
"Anyone can use #TwitterFiction in their Tweets to convey a fictional idea, narrative or visual art."
The Australian Society of Authors is delighted to announce that it will once again administer the Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative, on behalf of the Australia Council for the Arts. Now in its third year, the initiative provides grants of up to $15,000 to support the development of picture books, comics and graphic novels.
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 Scarlett Award is a new initiative for Lorne Sculpture aimed at developing critical writing about contemporary sculpture. The Award will be a nation wide competition for Australian professional and non professional critics, artists and writers.
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.