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The Hope Prize

The Hope Prize is the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s national short story competition and it is now open for entries! The prize aims to explore resilienc…

Just a little bit of understanding

Johanna Thewlis discusses what she learned from Broken From the first page, it is obvious that Emma White does not live a conventional life, she is delicatel…

GUEST POST by Charne Saljiu

Hello, I’m Charne Saljiu. I’m a Year 10 student at Epping Secondary College and I’m currently undertaking work experience at Melbourne Book…

The Final Proof: The editing process

What happens behind the scenes during editing? Editor Chloe Brien presents one method of text editing, using the three tiers of the editing process.   …

The Final Proof: The house always wins

THE FINAL PROOF is a soon-to-be regular series of blog posts by in-house editor Chloe Brien, featuring editing-related content.   What's a house …

GUEST POST by Norah Breekveldt, author of Career Interrupted

Why merit based selection can simply thicken the glass ceiling  We hear from many employers that they hire or promote people base…

GUEST POST by Peter Ralph, author of Gasland Refugees

I am an author and political conservative. Prior to this, I was a chartered accountant and public company CEO. Unlike Alan Jones, I do not have the profile of s…

Don’t let your winning words go to waste

What is AWAW? Since 2008, Award Winning Australian Writing has published short fiction from award-winning writers around Australia. In 2011, poetry was …

Captain Matchbox & Beyond: The Music & Mayhem of Mic & Jim Conway

Launched at The Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood on June 27th, Captain Matchbox & Beyond: The Music & Mayhem of Mic & Jim Conway explores the career…