After ten years with the ideas for his novel The Nancys in his head, it took our Faber Writing Academy courses to finally bring Rob McDonald’s story to the page, and here he discusses how the Writing a Novel course, his tutors and fellow students helped him on the path to publication.… Read the rest
Ahead of this weekend’s announcement of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award shortlist, Colin Dray recounts his experience being shortlisted for the Vogel’s Award, and how he found his debut novel Sign getting published despite not winning.… Read the rest
One of the participants of the recent Getting Published course at Faber Writing Academy with our Publishing Director Sue Hines shares her experiences of the course and what she learned.
My class was as diverse as the front shelves of an independent bookseller; a pediatrician, an engineer, a nurse, a farmer, an IT professional; with some of the group finding their way to Australia from Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and the UK. … Read the rest
We’ve had an astonishing run of alumni success stories recently, most notably Jayne Newling winning the Human Right Commission Award for Literature, so we’ve rounded up and highlighted a few of them in celebration of our fabulous Faber Writing Academy students.… Read the rest
Recently Kylie Westaway published her first picture book, Whale in the Bath, illustrated by the wonderful Tom Jellett. Here she offers up some tips on getting published as a picture book author.… Read the rest
In 2006 I set up Friday Pitch to try to source more commercial fiction manuscripts than I was receiving from literary agents or authors. Before starting at Allen & Unwin I’d spent several years as a freelance editor and during this time I’d worked on numerous manuscripts for unpublished writers.… Read the rest