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Editor-Writer Interviews

Oct 7 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

| $25

Rachael Donovan, commissioning editor from publisher Harlequin Enterprises Australia, will be attending WriteFest on Saturday October 7th and conducting Editor/Writer Interviews.

Applications for this opportunity have been extended. Submissions will now be accepted until close of business on July 14th, 2017.

Writers are required to fill in a submission form and submit the first 30 pages (in industry-standard format) of their manuscript, together with a one to two-page single-line-spaced synopsis. Writers must also include a covering letter addressed to Rachael Donovan outlining details of their writing experience and publishing history, if any.

Download Submission Form

Submissions must be from a completed manuscript that is ready for submission to a publisher. First drafts are not acceptable.

The editor will select a number of writers to participate in a one-on-one interview. Writers must be attending WriteFest on Saturday October 7th to be eligible to participate in an interview.

Each submission must be accompanied by an entry fee of $25. This entry fee is non-refundable.

Submissions can be emailed to sasha@creativeregions.com.au. Entry fee payments can be made via our online ticketing systemSubmissions and entry fee can also be posted to Creative Regions Ltd, PO Box 44, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670. Email submissions are preferred.

All submissions will be read by a panel of experienced industry professionals and the best will be forwarded to Rachael for her to select which writers she will interview. There will be no correspondence regarding manuscripts between the panel and writers.

Successful applicants will be notified approximately three weeks before the event. As reading and assessing the submissions will take some time, we would appreciate writers submitting as early as possible. All submissions must be received by Friday 14th July, 2017. Any queries should be directed to Sasha Mackay, Associate Producer at Creative Regions. Email: sasha@creativeregions.com.au.

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Oct 7
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
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