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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 24, 2021

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QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program

Rebecca Ellis

If you were racing around like a mad man trying to finish your manuscript or even if you were curled up in the foetal position on your floor because your suffering the dreaded case of writers block– take a deep breath and start running around your house, screaming excitedly.  The deadline for the QWC/Hachette Australian Manuscript Development Program has been extended!

Fioretti Novel 2010

First Published Novel in 2010 by Phillipa Fioretti, 2008 Participant

The new dead line is 5:00pm Friday, July 12th.

For those of you who weren’t too worried about finishing or making progress on your manuscript, I suggest you get a move on and get writing.

The QWC/Hachette Australian Manuscript Development Program offers up to 10 emerging fiction and non-fiction writers the chance to working with editors from Hachette Australia to develop high-quality manuscripts.

Queensland Writers Centre Chief Executive Officer, Meg Vann has said, “This program is any emerging writers’ best chance at trade publication, since it strengthens not just the manuscript, but the author. It builds networks and knowledge that kick-start a writing career.

“The opportunity for writers to immerse themselves in the world of publishing is so rare – again and again, I have seen this program transform writers’ lives.”

Parrett Novel 2011

First Published Novel in 2011 by Favel Parrett, 2008 Participant

Make sure you check over the application guidelines before delivering* your manuscript and check, double check and triple check your application form.

For more information visit the Queensland Writers Centre website. 

Good luck!

*Applications must be delivered by the deadline. Electronic submissions will be not be considered.