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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Australian launch of David Rankin: The New York Years

This gorgeous book about New York-based Australian painter David Rankin will be launched over the next week at three events in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. An accompanying exhibition of selected artworks will be held at the Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne, from 9-17 July. I have known David Rankin for a long…

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Lily Brett on tour in Australia to promote Lola Bensky

New York-based Australian author Lily Brett begins her Australian tour today to coincide with the publication of her sixth novel,┬áLola Bensky. A full schedule of her public events is available on her website and Facebook page. I have known Lily since the late 1990s when I was the Picador Editor…

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