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Booktopia is poised to collapse – what next?

Booktopia, Australia's largest online book retailer, went into voluntary administration last week. The industry is reeling.

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Literary Olympics: what wordsmith events would be on the program?

Imagine if there were an Olympics that favoured (bookish) brains over brawn. What would it look like?

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5 tips to maximise your chances of being a guest at writers’ festivals

It's not easy to find yourself on the invitation list of literary festivals, but here are some ideas worth trying.

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How did winning literary awards affect your life?

Whether it's validating your own work, buying more time to write more books or even changing the whole course of…

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5 tips for finding a literary agent

So you have your manuscript ready, but how do you go about finding an agent to represent you?

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Is poetry really ‘the tyrannical discipline’?

This is how Sylvia Plath described the art form, but three contemporary poets have very different views.

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Move over Millennials, it’s time for older women writers to shine

Are the works of older women writers writing about their lives a new Australian publishing trend?

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Overseas literary residences: inspiration will last longer than the trip

What are some of the benefits and challenges of applying for an overseas literary residence?

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Yellowface: insights from Rebecca F Kuang

Rebecca F Kuang’s debut literary fiction, ‘Yellowface’ has taken the publishing world by storm. She revealed more about the book's…

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ArtsHub writing workshop: Feature Writing

In this session, ArtsHub's Madeleine Swain and Celina Lei run through feature writing from pitch to publish.

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