How to get your writing read by a publisher (or seven)

Some, but not all, of the participants, publishers and agents. Sadly my red 'power boots' are barely visible. Nor are my lucky socks. It’s really easy. All you have to do is spend 2-10 years writing, refining and rewriting your work. Then apply for a place in the ACT Writers Centre’s HARDCOPY Program for emerging writers. Then, if you are among the 30 or so people accepted, find the cash to pay for the course as well as two (and hopefully three) trips to Canberra. Flights and accommodation. [...]

2018-03-28T17:03:54+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Work in Progress, Writing|29 Comments

HARDCOPY – What do publishers want?

HardCopy Alumni 2015 The HARDCOPY program opened on Friday morning with lots of energy. Charlotte Harper, Founder and Editor of Editia, was engaging and full of useful information. What does Editia want? Connection with the author An author with a good social media profile Clear, well edited writing Newsworthiness/timeliness Usefulness, entertainment or educational value Humour and empathy Stories that delve more deeply, solve a mystery or challenge our thinking Needs to make money, with at least a possibility of being onsold to the US or UK, perhaps film [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:35+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

HARDCOPY Reading List

Next week is the second part of the ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY program.  It is set up as a series of seminars and panel sessions over three days, like a mini writer's festival, just for us lucky participants. The sessions will focus on the publishing industry: What do publishers want? The role of an agent.  Copyright and contracts. What I wish I knew before I was published.  Let's get digital.  Telling your story with social media.  Reviews - the state of play.  Overcoming stage fright.  Publishing in a digital environment.  [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:36+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Writing|0 Comments