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QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program
Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and Hachette Australia are proud to announce their 6th national program for fiction and non-fiction writers in 2013.
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?
Up to 10 emerging fiction and non-fiction writers will work with editors from Hachette Australia to develop high-quality manuscripts.
The program will run for four days in Brisbane, Queensland. In the first two days, participants will each have an individual consultation with editors from Hachette Australia to receive feedback on their manuscript. During the four days, participants will also meet other publishing industry professionals such as literary agents, booksellers and established authors, and work on their manuscripts. The program will run 15 - 19 November, 2013.
Hachette Australia does not guarantee publication of manuscripts selected for the program but reserves the first right to publish the selected manuscripts. Please read the full terms and conditions in the Application Form.
KEY DATES 2013
Application Deadline: 5:00pm Monday 1 July
Short list notified: Monday 7 October
MS Development Retreat: Friday 15 – Tuesday 19 November
**Applications must be delivered by the deadline. Electronic submissions will not be considered.**
Feedback from previous participants:
"I had only been writing for a short time. But during those five days I learned an enormous amount and still refer to the notes I took during the seminars. I was subsequently offered a two book contract." Phillipa Fioretti was accepted into the program in 2008 and her debut novel Books of Love was published in 2010. Her second novel Fragment of Dreams was release in April 2011.
"Not only did I get to go on a five-day retreat in sunny Queensland, but I also got to share the experience with seven other fantastic writers. I left the program with a strong direction and focus." Favel Parrett was accepted into the 2008 program and her debut novel Past The Shallows was published in 2011. It has since been longlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award and won the Australian Book Industry Awards for Newcomer of the Year.