September 2, 2019

Copyright Agency launches 2019 Writers’ Royalty and Image Royalty Claim campaigns

This month, the Copyright Agency is once again launching its annual Writers’ Royalty and Image Royalty Claim campaigns. The seven-week campaign is open to Copyright Agency members who meet the eligibility criteria to receive copyright royalties. Non-members who meet the criteria can apply for membership, which is free. For writers, the Copyright Agency is particularly […]

August 30, 2019

Estate planning for copyright owners

This story, first published last year, is reproduced by popular demand. Could it be possible that the Will had set things right at last, and that Richard and Ada were going to be rich? It seemed too good to be true. Alas, it was! “Mr Kenge,” said Allan, appearing enlightened all in a moment. “…Do […]

March 4, 2019

US Open Library is infringing Australian authors’ copyright

The Australian Society of Authors has joined with similar organisations in the UK and America to condemn the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, which aims to digitise and distribute books for free. A recent examination of the project by the ASA found that the site was hosting scanned copies of in-copyright books by Australian authors […]

January 11, 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 The Daisy Utemorrah Award is a new unpublished manuscript award for a work of junior and YA fiction, […]

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 […]

July 3, 2018

Parliamentary event lauds authors

The winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 2017, Josephine Wilson, spoke at the recent Australian Parliamentary Friends of Books and Writers event at Parliament House Canberra on Monday 18 June 2018. The event, which was co-chaired by Senator Linda Reynolds and Graham Perrett MP, introduced four of the six authors who have been shortlisted […]

June 18, 2018

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

The announcement of the shortlist for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018 includes two former winners, Kim Scott and Michelle de Kretser, and four other authors, all of whom have received literary accolades and are strong contenders to receive the $60,000 literary prize in August. On Sunday 17 June trustee of the award, Perpetual, […]

June 6, 2018

How authors add value

Hazel Edwards explores how authors need to multi-task to create value for themselves and their readers. Why are you writing? To live more intensively? To earn a living? To keep learning? To avoid boredom? To share little known worlds? As an excuse for travelling?  Justifying the way a life has been lived? Fame, and especially […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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