Writers: think twice before diving into the publishers’ slush pile

One of my most popular posts, I've finally given my take on unsolicited manuscript submissions to Australian book publishers a makeover for 2019. Most writers who submit their manuscript electronically are wasting their time. Here's why - and what you can do about it. The slush pile The slush pile…

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My second book, Girls at the Piano, will be published in 2018

I'm extremely happy to report that GIRLS AT THE PIANO, the book I have been writing, on and off, for the past seven (gasp) years, will be published in Australia by Allen & Unwin in early 2018. While it's good news for me personally - the second book is notoriously…

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Nature writing and nonfiction for women: trends from the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

According to a roundup of rights sales at the book industry's biggest get-together, the Frankfurt Book Fair, psychological thrillers are going the way of wizards, but nonfiction about the environment is in, in, in. What's the Frankfurt Book Fair? Each October, the world's largest annual trade fair for books draws thousands of…

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