Queensland Writers Centre / Hachette Australia
Manuscript Development Program for Fiction and
Applications open nationally on Monday 3 May 2010
Attention all would-be authors!Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and Hachette Australia are proud to announce their national program for fiction and non-fiction writers in 2010.
Now in its 4th year, and created for emerging Australian authors of commercial adult fiction and non-fi ction, we are looking for manuscripts that range from 50,000–120,000 words across all genres.
We have places for up to ten burgeoning writers, and those selected will work with editors from Hachette Australia to develop their high quality manuscripts at a week-long intensive program at Queensland Writers Centre in Brisbane, in November this year.
The manuscripts with publication potential will then be considered by Hachette Australia,and we hope that along the way we will help to demystify the publishing process.
Two Hachette Australia authors have already come from the QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program:
Phillipa Fioretti’s THE BOOK OF LOVE published April 2010
‘a really fun read’ Bookseller + Publisher
‘the writing is uncluttered and her voice is wry’ Courier Mail
And Favel Parrett’s PAST THE SHALLOWS, which will publish in 2011.
For full guidelines and an application form please visit http://www.qwc.asn.au/
This program is a partnership initiative between Queensland Writers Centre and Hachette Australia.
Supported by Arts Queensland.