Finding My Way

I have never been so naïve to believe that I can do anything that I want. In fact, I have never even believed that I can do anything that I set my mind to. Were either of these things true, I wouldn’t be half as stressed by schoolwork, wouldn’t cripplingly suffer from impostor’s syndrome any … Continued

Publish for Profit

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Publishing Internships

As an avid reader and writer, a career involving the magic of words appealed to me from a very young age. I was constantly in awe of the worlds and voices that could be created with some paper and ink, and I wanted to be involved in that. However, the years rolled by, and the … Continued

Busybird Creative Fellowship

The Busybird Fellowship is an initiative designed to help an emerging writer through their tentative steps into the industry, providing a mix of: actual cash ($500): always useful, whether it’s for those pesky supplies we need as writers (e.g. laptop, printer ink, paper, tea) or just to use to blow off some steam and experience … Continued

Mystery of the Missing Female Detectives

A dead body found in an abandoned house, a missing child reappearing after 20 years, a murder on a train stuck in the snow. Mysteries, crimes and thrillers are my favourite books to seek out in bookshops. My shelves are slowly being overrun with these mystery novels. I have become addicted to clues and mysteries … Continued

Hurdles, Hope and COVID Era Publishing

We had a place, a designated café that we always used for interviews. Decent coffee, if not overpriced, with a trendy postgrad hangout vibe. It was February 2020, and my third year as an editor for Antithesis, the postgraduate arts and humanities journal for the University of Melbourne. After working my way up, I had … Continued

The Scratching of Pen Nibs

Review of the Winter Solstice Writing Retreat, June 2021 Kinglake, Victoria is surrounded by trees and national park. On the third weekend of June 2021, it was also shrouded in early-morning mist. If you had been passing through, beyond the cacophony of Sulphur-crested cockatoos and kookaburras, you may have heard the scratching of pen nibs … Continued