Writers’ Resources

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The Queensland Writers Centre offers fabulous services for Authors with a free membership! Queensland Writers Centre is the State’s premier writing organisation. Use this site, Queensland Writers Centre, to find information on our workshops, services, tutors and writing resources in your corner of Queensland. You can also become a QWC member, register for workshops and purchase books and services.

Join QWC and become part of the state’s premier writing organisation! Members receive Writing Queensland, our monthly magazine, which includes articles on writing by top Australian authors, industry news, and lists of competitions and opportunities. Members also have access to support and information from helpful QWC staff on all industry-related questions.

Web benefits of QWC membership include access to the members’ directory where you can list your services as a writer, access our members-only section with its news and bulletin board online, online members’ forum, online bookshop and workshop registration facility. Members receive a ten per cent discount on books and can attend events at a significantly reduced fee. As a member of QWC, you also become an affiliate member of the Arts Law Centre of Queensland, giving you access to free legal and accounting advice.

Services for Groups and Businesses

Queensland Writers Centre is thrilled to offer businesses and writing groups opportunities to have a tailor-made workshop shaped to advance your writing skills and creativity.

Writing Groups

Writing groups are a great way to support and motivate each other in your writing. To supplement your regular meeting, QWC can organise guest lectures by writing professionals. QWC staff in the art of editing, structure, characterisation, life stories, and other areas by request. * Writing Groups requesting this service must be QWC members.

Writers in Suits

You invest a lot of time and money into branding, advertising and positioning your business, but does your written communication match it? How does your company express itself? Delve into the soul of your organisation and find new ways to free your imagination, energise your thinking.

QWC can create a program around your business needs to refresh and re-educate your employees, instilling the skills required to fulfil their potential through improved communication skills. Revitalise your corporate language and see your visions action-ed through words.

Unleash the creative power

For more information and fees for the above services, contact us on 07 3839 1243 or QLD writers@qwc.asn.au. This email address is protected from spambots, and Javascript enabled to view it.

The Australian Writer’s Marketplace

From publishers, agents, competitions, organisations and magazines – every contact you will ever need to succeed in the writing business. The brand new edition lists more than 2,200 opportunities and contacts in the Australian writing industry. It also has a unique index that summarises markets for a range of genres, making it easier than ever before to find the market that is right for you.

“Why was this not around that decade when I slogged away writing but didn’t know who to call?

If I was starting now, it’s the first thing I’d buy.” Nick Earls, best-selling author of Zig Zag Street, 48 Shades and Monica Bloom.

For the DIY taking the DIY approach to getting published, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace lists all the contacts writers need – printers, distributors, illustrators, editors and even marketing professionals – to get their book from the first draft to finished product. Tara Moss, Australia’s #1 crime writer (Fetish, Covet) and Tara Moss Investigates presenter, says: “There is a writer’s marketplace in Australia waiting for your talents. Whether a journalist, novelist or poet, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace will show you where to find your next publisher.”


QWC runs workshops, masterclasses and seminars led by Australia’s top authors to motivate and educate writers at every stage of their development. QWC further information on what QWC membership offers writers and details about our Group and Corporate membership benefits, please phone 07 3839 1243.

Brisbane Writers Festival

The Brisbane Writers Festival has held the place of Queensland’s premier literary event for twelve years. It brings the world of writing and ideas to Brisbane and showcases local, national, and international writing to Brisbane and the world.

For five days in September each year, the festival takes over the spectacularly re-developed State Library of Queensland (next to the iconic Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery) in the South Bank cultural precinct alongside the Brisbane River.

Writing Groups

Regional Writing Groups

 Arts SA
Arts Tasmania
Arts Victoria
Australian Community Writers
NSW Broken Hills Writers Centre (NSW)
Children’s Book Council of Australia (NT)
Children’s Book Council of Australia (VIC)
Fellowship of Australian Writers(WA)
Pritchard Katharine Susannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre (WA)
New South Wales Writers Centre
NSW Northern Rivers Writers Centre (NSW)
Northern Territory Writers’ Centre
PEN (Sydney)
Queensland Arts Council
Society of Women Writers (VIC)
South Australian Writers’ Centre
Tasmanian Writers’ Centre
Tom Collins House Writers Centre (WA)

National Writing Groups and Special Interest Groups

Australian Horror Writers Association
Australian Writers’ Guild
Express Media (writers under 25)
Illustrators Australia
International PEN
Poets Union
Romance Writers of Australia
Sisters in Crime
Society of children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

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