Julie Watts wins Dorothy Hewett Award for ‘Legacy’

At Perth Writers’ Week, Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling presented Western Australian poet Julie Watts with the 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award for her manuscript, Legacy. It is the first poetry manuscript to win the $10,000 cash prize, provided by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and a publishing contract with UWA Publishing. Julie won The Blake Poetry Prize […]

Yale School of Management course enriches local publisher

In 2017, the Managing Director of Insight Publications, Mizz De Zoysa-Lewis, received an IGNITE grant of $4000 to attend a Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing course at the Yale School of Management. The intensive week-long program helps publishing professionals understand the challenges and opportunities created in an increasingly global and digital publishing landscape. “By attending this […]

Editing mentorships target diverse new writers

Mascara Literary Review and Western Sydney literary collective Sweatshop are launching two editing mentorships as part of a new two-year project to upskill emerging writers from diverse cultural backgrounds. The Editing Mentorships for Equality program, which is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, will offer two emerging editors from Western Sydney the opportunity to be […]

2016 Publisher Fellowship report: Alexandra Payne

The non-fiction publisher (trade) at UQP, Alexandra Payne, received a Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowship in 2016 to find out, “How the practice and future of the contemporary publisher or commissioning editor will evolve with the opportunities presented by ongoing digital disruption?” Read her report: How do trade publishers innovate in a time of digital evolution, and what form […]

Morris Gleitzman our newest Australian Children’s Laureate

The Copyright Agency is thrilled that well-loved children’s writer, and Reading Australia author, Morris Gleitzman has been announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–19. He will dedicate the next two years to advocating for the importance of stories and everything stories can offer. Gleitzman is the author of the award-winning novel, Once (2005), for which there are dedicated teaching resources […]

Congratulations to the 2018 Stella Prize longlisted writers

On Thursday 8 February, the 2018 Stella Prize longlist was announced in Melbourne. For the very first time, each longlisted author received $1000 in prize money, courtesy of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, said, ‘The Copyright Agency is delighted to support Australia’s leading women writers and the Stella Prize with $60,000 […]

New Magabala book resources to help secondary students

Magabala Books develops new resources for Reading Australia. Read the story in the Koori Mail.      

New fellowships announced and two for Publishers open now

Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling has announced the Cultural Fund will increase the value of its annual fellowships, from $120,000 to $285,000 this year. Mr Suckling says, “The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund commits some $2m annually from copyright licensing revenue to ensuring that creative Australians keep contributing positively to the cultural life of the nation. […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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