Do you have a manuscript in the top drawer?
Hachette Australia is looking for one NT author to mentor.
All NTWC members are eligible to submit to this amazing opportunity to be mentored by a publisher from Hachette.
And if you’re not a member, join now!
Submissions will open on Aug 24 and close strictly on Sep 14. All submissions should be sent to executive(at)ntwriters.com.au
Conditions of submission:
- There is no fee for submission to the Hachette Mentorship Program.
- During the submission no individual writers may contact the Publisher or Hachette Australia to seek information about the progress of their submission.
- Manuscripts submitted for consideration in the Hachette Mentorship Program must be:
o Not a first draft (unless NTWC’s directors recommend a particular first-draft submission)
o Not under consideration by other publishers
o Fiction, non-fiction or young adult fiction.
- Writers will submit one letter containing a short description of the work, any relevant writing history and their reasons for wanting a mentor.
- They will also submit the first 3000 words of the manuscript to be considered for selection.
- All submissions should be electronic unless the writer is unable to submit this way, in which case a hard-copy submission is acceptable.
- Selection of the manuscript will be at the discretion of the Publisher and no discussion shall be entered into by the unsuccessful applicants.
- Selection of a manuscript for the HMP is not a guarantee of publication.
- Hachette may, however, consider all submitted manuscripts for publication.
- Hachette reserves the right to consider the selected manuscript for publication within twelve weeks of delivery of a new draft of the manuscript, but gives no guarantee of publication.
- Writers who are not selected for a mentorship are eligible to resubmit the same work in following years.
The Australian Poetry Slam 2015 is on again – the largest spoken-word program in the southern hemisphere.
All over Australia – from the small towns to the big cities – poets are sharpening their pencils and scribbling their stories to roll out their rhymes. Heats will be held in all the State and Territories to see who’ll get to go to Sydney to compete in the nationals in October. See heat dates below.
Darwin: Thursday 27 August, 7pm at Happy Yess (also the regular Wild Words night)
Alice Springs: Eye of the Storm festival: 17 September, 7.30pm, The Totem Theatre (as part of the Dirty Word)
Alice Springs: 5th September 11am – 12.30pm @ Red Hot Arts
12th September 12pm – 1.30pm Red Hot Arts Central Australia
Laurie May is a central Australian poet hailing from the Gulf of Carpentaria. Forever searching for an understanding of her own identity Laurie explores themes of family, poverty and heartache and the ‘new’ Australian identity through poetry and spoken word. Laurie represented Alice in the Australian Poetry Slam in 2012 and has gone on to perform at festivals and stages and run workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand.
To sign up email email@example.com
Alice Springs Desert Festival in partnership with the Central Lands Council
Bookings at: http://www.trybooking.com/152723
Or ring 08 8941 2651 (pre payment via credit card preferred)