About

Queensland Writers Centre strives for more Australian writers to have sustainable careers and to be valued and enjoyed throughout the world.

Since foundation in 1990, QWC has remained an essential organisation for writers and Australian literature. We encourage connection and creativity through the art and business of writing. We celebrate the importance of books and stories. We help Australian writers to create their stories and readers to engage with them.

Our members are published authors, emerging writers, children’s authors and illustrators, journalists, editors, agents, publishers, poets, storytellers, playwrights, cultural producers, freelancers, teachers, academics and critics. We provide development and support to beginner writers through to established professionals in Australian writing and publishing.

QWC passionately supports regional writers and communities. Through a robust network of partnerships with local councils, regional universities and community organisations, QWC has delivered programs to writers in locations as diverse as Agnes Waters, Blackall, Bowen, Boonah, Bundaberg, Cairns, Charleville, Charters Towers, Childers, Cooktown, Cunnamulla, Emerald, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Longreach, Mackay, Maryborough, Mission Beach, Mount Isa, Mount Larcom, Rockhampton, Roma, Stanthorpe, Sunshine Coast, Tin Can Bay, Toowoomba, Townsville and Warwick.
 
QWC is situated on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland as a strategic partner of SLQ. We collaborate with our resident partners Queensland Poetry Festival, Book Links, and the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) - Queensland and National branches - and arts organisations across the state.

QWC is a not-for-profit cultural enterprise with approximately 1800 members and is the publisher of The Australian Writer's Marketplace – Australia's leading resource of the writing and publishing industry. QWC also leads innovation in digital book culture. In 2010, we established if:book Australia, a think-tank to foster engagement by Australian writers, readers and publishers with digital futures.