Writers at Deakin
Dave Bidini, Favel Parrett and Nancy Knudsen, with Judith Rodriguez in the chair - a free Melbourne Writers Festival event at Deakin University. www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/writersatdeakin/.
Verandah Literary Journal
Verandah is launched each year at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
You can submit work to Verandah - for details visit: www.deakin.edu.au/verandah.
eXposure Performing and Creative Arts season
This is the Building P performing eXtravaganza! This happens in Trimester 2, and covers all the creative arts offered at Deakin: animation, dance, drama, film, photography, visual arts, writing, collaborative projects, interactive media. There will be great opportunities to go to workshops and performances - check out the links to the eXposure website early in Trimester 2.
Victorian Writers Centre - check the short courses!
Speculative fiction ? Writing about sex? Editing, or Self-publishing? Lots more - check out the latest courses at the Victorian Writers Centre website - visit
http://vwc.org.au/what-s-on, go to Improve your writing skills/Courses and Training.
There are undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Industries internships. You will need to be eligible; for queries contact:
ALX321 contact Robin Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org
ALX721 contact Karen Le Rossignol email@example.com
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Publication opportunities for PoetsThe best place to start publishing your poetry is literary journals and anthologies such as Deakin's own Verandah as well as:
- Voiceworks (publishing work by authors under 25)
- Going Down Swinging
- Best Australian Poetry
- Cordite Poetry Review
- Page Seventeen
- Australian Poetry Journal
- Mascara Literary Review
Once you have published a number of poems in literary journals, you may want to think about publishing a short chapbook of poems through one of the following publishing programs:
- Australian Poetry New Voices Program
- Picaro Press's chapbooks series
- PressPress Chapbook Award
- The Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize
When you feel you're ready for publishing a full-length collection, you may wish to approach one of the following presses:
- University of Queensland Press
- Giramondo Publishing
- Salt Publishing
- Five Islands Press
- Vagabond Press
- Black Pepper Press
- Transit Lounge Publishing
- John Leonard Press