January 2, 2019

New Indigenous literary award honours late Kimberley Elder Daisy Utemorrah

Magabala Books is delighted to partner with the State Government of Western Australia and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to announce The Daisy Utemorrah Award, a national award open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The Daisy Utemorrah Award is a new unpublished manuscript award for a work of junior and YA fiction, […]

November 28, 2018

Vale poet and artist Judith Rodriguez

The distinguished Australian poet and human rights advocate Judith Rodriguez sadly passed away on 22 November 2018 at the age of 82. She had been a valued Copyright Agency member since 1992 and wrote in this member profile, “You’ve got to give something to the world – poetry is my offering.” Tributes have flowed for the late […]

November 6, 2018

Has your work been published in print or online?

Building on the success of our recent Image Royalty Claim, the Copyright Agency is currently inviting writers and artists to complete a short online form about their published works. We want to increase the information we hold about works for which artists and writers retain copyright to assist with our distribution of copyright fees. Artists […]

November 6, 2018

Member wins 2019 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship

Copyright Agency author member and teacher Kelly Evans was recently awarded a 2019 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship supported by the Cultural Fund. Ms Evans, who teaches at Pambula on the NSW far south coast, was chosen to receive the $15,000 NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity across the Curriculum Scholarship to research teaching methods that promote […]

October 11, 2018

The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award winner announced

The overall winner of the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award is Beth Spencer for her short story collection, The Age of Fibs. Beth Spencer receives $3,000 in prize money. Judged by renowned Australian author Carmel Bird, the award offered cash prizes and digital publication by Australian publisher, Spineless Wonders to the overall winner as […]

September 12, 2018

Feeling stressed? Pick up a book during the Australian Reading Hour

It comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for you, but did you know that reading can reduce stress more quickly than having a cup of tea? According to a study from the University of Sussex 1, reading can reduce stress by as much as 68% and it works faster than other […]

September 4, 2018

Fellowship applications close soon

The Copyright Agency is currently accepting applications from writers and artists for three of its annual Fellowships, each worth $80,000. There are two new fellowships in 2018 – for non-fiction writing and visual art – as well as the existing author fellowship. Applications close on 24 September. To find out more and to apply click […]

August 27, 2018

Michelle de Kretser’s The Life to Come wins the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Michelle de Kretser has won the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel The Life to Come, published by Allen & Unwin. This win makes her the third woman in the Award’s 61-year history to win the top prize more than once. Michelle’s previous win was in 2013 for her novel Questions of Travel. Michelle […]

Image Credit: Laura Hindmarsh, Inferior Mirage (2018).

Image Credit: Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, introduces the 2018 Fellowship recipients. Photo: Caitlin Hicks

Image Credit: Deonte Wines, various artworks by Meg Lewer. © Meg Lewer/Copyright Agency, 2018. 

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