QWC has developed a number of free, downloadable Writers' Guides on our most frequently asked questions.
These resource sheets incorporate basic information on the most important aspects of the writing and publishing industry, to help you understand the considerations involved, what you may need to investigate further, and options to help you get started.
These documents are available under a Creative Commons Licence Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia.
You are free to share, copy and distribute this document. If you do, please attribute the work to Queensland Writers Centre, including our phone number +61 7 3842 9922 and website address www.qwc.asn.au.
If you have a question which isn't answered in the Writers' Guides, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 073842 9922.
In this section:
I want to: Write
Resources for beginning your writing practice, writing in a new genre, setting up a writers' group or learning about opportunities for Indigenous writers.
I want to: Learn about the publishing industry
Learn about pay rates, contracts and grants.
I want to: Edit & develop
Find a mentor, edit your manuscript or learn about manuscript assessment.
I want to: Submit & publish
Format your manuscript, write a cover letter or synopsis, submit to an agent or publisher, or self-publish your book.
I want to: Connect & promote
Hire a writer, invite a writer for an author talk, promote your writing, organise a book launch and develop professional relationships.