Professional and Creative Writing

Writers have never been more in demand. Writers use the most basic, flexible and powerful of technologies - language and the ability to tell stories. Writing at Deakin explores techniques of creativity, language, structure and editing.

News: 15 February 2012 - Julie Maclean, a PCW student at Geelong, has just been shortlisted for the prestigious Crashaw International Prize for a first collection of poetry, published by Salt: "We have selected a shortlist of ten writers we believe have produced superb first collections of poetry". Julie is the only Australian poet shortlisted!


Welcome from Judith Rodriguez, Honorary Fellow, Professional Writing

Photo of Judith RodriguezPresenting the facts; presenting the person, the issues, the needed background, new insights - presenting them with skill and winning flair.’

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Victorian Writers Centre

Get information on publisher lists, volunteering and networking, membership. Check out the website: vwc.org.au/

Arts Hub

Subscribe to the arts community - write for the website - get information on possible employment prospects - all at arts hub. Deakin has a subscription service for writing students via the library. The official website is: www.artshub.com.au/au

Red Stitch Actors Theatre

For details of the latest season of this collaborative theatre go to www.redstitch.net

Australian Writers Guild


Poets - Publishing possibilities

Poets? looking for publication opportunities?…more

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Online Journal and Showcase

Imagine - is an online journal of writing managed by Geelong-based Words@Deakin.

Evolutions is a writing showcase in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and script, constantly updated

Verandah Literary Journal is launched each year at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Submit your work.

Judith Rodriguez Prize

Congratulations to those who made the 2013 lists for the Judith Rodriguez Prize.

Peter Davis Scholarship

Dr Peter Davis

To honour our much loved and respected colleague Dr Peter Davis, we are offering the Peter Davis Memorial Honours Scholarship.
Read more about Peter, and also look out for his novel, "Abraham's Pictures".

A useful resource


'The Writing Journey: a guide for new writers' by Susie Chong was commissioned by Division of Student Life as a careers resource for novice writers.


Check your eligibility, explore the possibilities …more about Internships


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Thanks to Patrick van der Werf for his assistance in developing the material for this website.

Thanks to Ben O'Hagan for his design concepts and development of Writing Evolution.

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