This year we'll be holding a panel on independent publishing and we'd like to give a warm Sutherland Shire welcome to our first confirmed panelist, Joy Aimee of A&A Publishing. For more information on Joy please visit our Presenters page.
We couldn't be more delighted to announce that Zoe Walton from Random House Children's and YA division will also be joining the illustrious list of editors and agents below to provide Publishing Consultations and participate in a panel session at this year's festival.
For our 2013 festival we will be once again offering our popular Publishing Consultation sessions. After extensive feedback from both our attendees and industry professionals we have decided to return to 30 minute consultations this year.
On the bill so far for Publishing Consultations are:
* Heather Curdie - Penguin Children's and YA Division * Paul Collins - Ford Street Publishing * Brian Cook - The Author's Agent
For full profiles on our Industry Professionals please visit the Presenter's Page of our w.
Due to a last minute cancellation we have a publishing consultation with Rochelle Manners up for grabs. If you'd like it email Jodie at firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Rochelle is mostly interested in seeing picture books or Christian books.
We got some very exciting news today when Really Blue Books author Judith Thomas offered us free copies of her new ebook House of Cobwebs for our Goody Bags. Of course you can't put an ebook in a Goody Bag but we can email to all our attendees who receive one a link to where they can redeem their free book.
We still have a few Goody Bags up for grabs and there are 2 days left to register online so if you want one make sure you get your registration in quick.
The National Screenwriters Conference has just announced an amazing line-up for 2013! Discounted Earlybird Registrations are now open, with limited places available to Masterclasses (including Paul Abbott, creator of Shameless) and Micro-Mentorship sessions. It only comes around once every two years, so check out the latest news and get in quick: www.awg.com.au/nsc
Jodie Wells-Slowgrove is the founder and of the Sutherland Shire Writers' Festival. She is also a writer, manuscript assessor and teacher-librarian. Jodie's latest publication is a children's fantasy series for Penguin Books 2014, 2015.