the book doctor: resources for writers

 

A good place to start looking for resources is at your local writer's centre. Click on the link to go there.

national writing groups | writing schools and courses | literary agents | regional writing centres and groups: NSW | NT | Qld | SA | Tas | Vic | WA | editors by state | indexers

looking for something else? Try our page of links for self-publishers instead, or ask us.

 

National writing groups /special interest groups

Australian Horror Writers Association
Australian Society of Authors
Australian Writers' Guild

Children's Book Council of Australia

Express Media (writers under 25)
PEN
Poets Union

Romance Writers of Australia

Sisters in Crime

Society of children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Vison: Science fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writers Group

 

Writing schools and courses

ACS Distance Education
Australian College of Journalism
Open colleges
Open University
Varuna
Writing4Success

Many universities offer writing units and courses. Some are listed on the Open University site (above); and you can contact your nearest university to see if they offer writing courses, creative or professional.

Literary Agents

Altair Australia
Australian Literary Management
The author's Agent
Calidris Literary Agency
Cameron Crosswell Agency
Curtis Brown
The Dennison Line
The Drummond Agency
Golvan Arts Management
HLA Management
The Mary Cunnane Agency
Rea Francis Literary Management
Strictly Literary
Zeitgeist

 

Regional Writing Groups

New South Wales

Booranga Writers Albury (NSW)
Broken Hills Writers Centre (NSW)

Hunter Writers Centre (NSW)
New England Writers' Centre (NSW)
New South Wales Writers Centre

Northern Rivers Writers Centre (NSW)

PEN (Sydney)
South Coast Writers' Centre (NSW)

 

Northern Territory

Children's Book Council of Australia (NT)
Northern Territory Writers' Centre

 

Queensland

Arts Nexus (QLD)
Carindale Writers' Group (QLD)
Queensland Arts Council
Queensland Writers' Centre
Vision Writers (QLD)

 

South Australia

Arts SA
eKIDnas Childrens Writers Group (SA)
South Australian Writers' Centre
Storytelling Guild of Australia (SA)

 

Tasmania

Arts Tasmania
Fellowship of Australian Writers (TAS)
Society of Women Writers (TAS)
Tasmanian Writers' Centre

 

Victoria

Arts Victoria
Australian Community Writers (VIC)
Children's Book Council of Australia (VIC)
Geelong Writers (VIC)
Society of Women Writers (VIC)
Victorian Writers' Centre

 

Western Australia

Fellowship of Australian Writers (WA)
Fremantle Children's Literature Centre
Katharine Susannah Pritchard Writers' Centre (WA)
Peter Cowan Writers' Centre (WA)
Society of Women Writers (WA)

Tom Collins House Writers Centre (WA)
Women in Publishing (WA)
Writing WA

Editors

Canberra Society of Editors
The Society of Editors (NSW)
Society of Editors (QLD)
Society of Editors (SA)
Society of Editors (Tasmania)
Editors Victoria
Society of Editors (WA)

Indexers

Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers

 

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