May 5, 2022

New longform writing initiative announced

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas (JNI) and Penguin Random House (PRH) to provide practical experience and mentoring to the next generation of Australian longform writers, culminating in the opportunity to publish a piece in a Penguin Random House anthology. The […]

May 5, 2022

Brisbane and Sydney Writers’ Festivals

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022! If you missed the in-person festival, which finished on 8 May, you can engage with their online series. Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is again supporting the online Author/Editor Series and a new Author-Illustrator Series (together with Booktopia). The successful ten-part Author/Editor series is a partnership […]

February 14, 2022

Cultural Fund calendar: February to June 2022

Cultural Fund Grants Applications for Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy open on 28 February. This Fellowship supports an experienced teacher or teacher librarian to undertake professional skills development and career-enhancing opportunities, with projects to start after 1 August 2022. Read more about the eligibility requirements as well as the […]

BOOKS THAT MADE US by Carl Reinecke (ABC Books/HarperCollins)

February 14, 2022

A special offer for Copyright Agency members, courtesy of ABC Books/HarperCollins!

Thank you for the great response to our Books That Made Us giveaway! We have received five correct responses from Copyright Agency members, who will each receive a complimentary copy of the book posted to them by 4 March 2022. A cultural history of Australia told through our fiction  Books That Made Us is a companion […]

Bri Lee & Anwen Crawford

September 7, 2021

How two former UTS Writers in Residence released their new books within months of each other.

Authors Bri Lee (Eggshell Skull, Beauty) and Anwen Crawford (Live Through This) were both holders of the New Writer Fellowship, in 2020 and 2018 respectively.

February 22, 2021

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund Supports Seven Major Australian Writers’ Festivals

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to support writers’ festivals and literary programs in around the nation in 2021.

December 7, 2020

Fire Flood Plague anthology hits bookshelves

Penguin Random House’s Fire Flood Plague (edited by Sophie Cunningham) contains newly-commissioned writing reflecting on the impact of 2020.

September 9, 2020

Queensland Literary Awards showcase impressive writers and publishers

Following the new precedent for prize-giving in 2020, this year’s QLAs were presented online on Friday 4 September.