11 April 2017
Pens and Pathways
Ready to read? Ready to write? Here’s a handy guide for where you can start.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Boundless Festival, a festival of diverse writers.
SWEATSHOP: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, is a literacy movement based in Western Sydney which is devoted to empowering groups and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through training and employment in creative and critical writing initiatives.
Subbed In is a DIY literary organisation, which programs readings, workshops and associated publications. They aim to provide grassroots support for new and underrepresented voices as well as helping emerging writers to achieve publication or performance. subbed in is now accepting manuscript submissions for a new project involving the publication of three chapbooks by NSW-based writers in 2017. They are also looking for readers to perform at events and writers to conduct workshops.
Poetry readings Sappho Books Cafe and Wine Bar
Poetry night Word in Hand
Blacktown Young Writers’ Group: provides an opportunity for Western Sydney writers aged 14-18 years to intensely focus and strengthen their creative skills. The program includes weekly creative writing workshops, masterclasses with a range of writers for young people and online publication.
Ms Millies Pop up Poetry Cafe, a once a month gathering involving coffee tea sweets and poetry.
Get YA Words Out: is a platform supporting the writing, reading and publishing of AusQueerYA. We provide resources and advice for writers, readers and the literary community. We welcome and encourage all members of the AusQueerYA community to get involved, but our primary aim is to create a safe, constructive place for Queer (LGBTQIA+) identifying writers. We advocate primarily for #OwnVoices writers in the Queer YA literary space.
The Tasmanian Poetry Festival website can be found here
Tasmanian Writers’ Centre website can be perused over here.
Adelaide Writers Week
CityMag chronicles a different side to Adelaide, uncovering a smart, surprising, world-class city. We’re interested in journalistic story pitches that capture long-term Adelaide trends and changes and examine them through the small-scale experiences of individuals, organisations, and businesses. We also are interested new voices offering their well-written and engaging opinions about issues that matter. Contact Editor Farrin Foster on email@example.com.
Draw Your (S)Words
SA Writers Centre
Subtext Collective is an artist-run literary collective for emerging non-fiction writers in Adelaide, South Australia. We exist to encourage a community of young writers, and to create opportunities to develop their practice. We love experimentation, and we believe in diversity, intersectionality, and accessibility. Our past events have been a workshop about the relationship between writers and editors, and a poetry event with New York performer, Alok Vaid-Menon.
The Hearth is a regular (3 per year) readings night that brings people together around conversation, creativity and ideas. Each night is based around a loose theme and features five readers who offer a piece of creative work as well as some thoughts and comments on their piece or writing process. The night concludes by opening up discussion with the audience in a Q and A with all five readers. It’s a warm and friendly space that fosters great creative conversations. The Hearth is run by Alicia Carter, Lauren Butterworth, Emma Maguire and Melanie Pryor. Get in touch via www.facebook.com/thehearthadelaide or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quart Short
Adelaide Arts Community
Adelaide Poetry Gig Guide
Adelaide Creatives Network
Writers in South Australia
National Young Writers Group
Binder Full of Australian Women Writers
Australian Theatre for Young People
National Young Writers Festival
Emerging Writers’ Festival / Digital Writers’ Festival
Australian Society of Authors
The Walkley Foundation
Red Room Company
|Archer Magazine||online and print||archermagazine.com.au|
|Beat||online and print||beat.com.au|
|BMA||online and print||bmamag.com|
|Chart Collective||online and print||chartcollective.org|
|Cordite Poetry Review||online||cordite.org.au|
|Frankie||online and print||frankie.com.au|
|Funny Ha Ha||online and print||readfunnyhaha.com|
|Going Down Swining||online and print||goingdownswinging.org.au|
|Hot Chicks with Big Brains||online and print||hotchickswithbigbrains.com|
|Kill Your Darlings||killyourdarlings.com.au|
|KRASS Journal||print and online||krass.com.au|
|Meanjin||online and print||meanjin.com.au|
|Overland||online and print||overland.org.au|
|Pencilled In||online and print||pencilled.in|
|Plaything||online and print||playthingmagazine.tumblr.com|
|Seizure||online and print||seizureonline.com|
|Smith Journal||online and print||smithjournal.com.au|
|The Adventure Handbook||online||theadventurehandbook.com|
|The Brag||online and print||thebrag.com|
|The Lifted Brow||online and print||theliftedbrow.com|
|The Music||online and print||themusic.com.au|
|The Suburban Review||online and print||thesuburbanreview.com|
|Westerly||online and print||westerlymag.com.au|
|Yewth Mag||online and print||yewthmag.com|