For writers' opportunities and news
For information about manuscript assessment (manuscript appraisal) and development, editing, agents, publishing and other writing issues and resources, see the following links:
The Australian Literary Agents Association.
For information on agents and how to go about approaching them. See links below.
The Australian Society of Authors
for anything to do with the business of writing.
For contact with writers and readers, classes, workshops, competitions and more, see The Writers' Centre of your capital city:
NSW Writers Centre
QLD Writers Centre
NT Writers Centre
SA Writers Centre
TAS Writers Centre
ACT Writers Centre
Contact your regional writers centre. NSW Litlink Regional Writers Centres are:
Hunter Writers Centre
Varuna, The Writer's House
Booranga Writers Centre (Wagga Wagga)
New England Writers Centre
Broken Hill City Library
Northern Rivers Writers Centre
South Coast Writers Centre
Books and Journals
Samantha Schwartz, Australian Guide to Getting Published (Hale and Iremonger, 1995).
Barbara Jefferis, Australian Book Contracts (Keesing Press, 1994).
Australian Author, Journal of the Australian Society of Authors.
Australian Bookseller & Publisher (Thorpe).
The Australian Writer' Marketplace (Bookman).
New edition yearly.
Australian Publishers Association Directory of Members.
Umberto Eco, On Literature (Vintage)
John McWhorter, What Language Is (And What It Isn't And What It Could Be)
Stephen King, On Writing (Hodder & Stoughton).
Robert McKee, Story (HarperCollins).
Lawrence Block, Telling Lies for Fun & Profit.
Rhonda Whitton and Sheila Hollingworth, A Decent Proposal.
Neil James(ed.), Writers on Writing (Halstead).
Grammar and Writing Resources
The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage ed. Pam Peters
The Chicago Manual of Style
Associated Press Stylebook
Hodges Harbrace Handbook
Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd Edition, by H. W.; revised and edited by Sir Ernest Gowers (1967) (the non-Gowers attempts at revising Fowler just leave me cold)
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage (1994) (more accessible than Fowler for a lot of people; grammar isn't everything, there's usage to wrestle with too)
Mark My Words, Peggy Smith
Proofreading Plain & Simple, Debra Hart May
Copy Editing, Karen Judd
Copyeditor's Handbook, A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, with Exercises and Answer Keys, Amy Einsohn
The Copyeditor's Guide to Substance & Style, EEI
Stet! And Stet Again!, Priscilla Taylor
Lapsing into a Comma and Elephants of Style, Bill Walsh
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, A Handbook of Grammar and anything else by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
The Grammar Devotional by Mignon Fogarty aka the
The Gregg Reference Manual
Eats shoots and leaves by L Truss
The Writer's Grammar Guide, by Janet Walpole (1984)
Working with Words: A Concise Handbook for Media Writers and Editors" by Brooks, Pinson and Gaddy Wilson
Copyeditor's Handbook by Amy Einsohn
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers Renni Browne and Dave King(HarperPerennialWrite Away by Elizabeth George
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas
The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maas
Plot and Structure by Jim Bell
Revision and Self-Editing by Jim Bell
Getting Into Character by Brandilyn Collins
The First Five Pages by Noel Lukeman
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
Insights on the Writing Life by Jerry Jenkins
The Christian Writers Market Guide by Jerry Jenkins
The Writers Digest Shop
Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook
Writing at Carson Newman
Grammar Education Resource Guide | SuperSummary
While Flood Manuscripts offers these publications and sites as being useful to some writers, their recommendations and methods do not necessarily concur with the opinions of Flood Manuscripts.
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JBD Literary Agency
Jenny Darling & Associates
Margaret Gee Literary Agency
The Naher Agency
Rick Raftos Management 9281 9622
Alex Adsett Publishing Services (AAPS)
Writers Free Reference
Preditors and Editors
Writing Links and Blogs
--The Writer's Knowledge Base - the search engine for writers
Australian Literary Review
Brainstorms and Bylines
Good Reading Magazine
Hartline Literary Agency Blog
Internet Writing Workshop
Janet Reid Literary Agent
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Live Write Thrive
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