Welcome to our community of writers
FUNDING NEWS: Writing NSW lost its ongoing state government funding at the end of 2020, as part of a decision to grant just 5% of long-term arts funding to literature. While we have now been granted operational funding for 2021, the battle to have our multi-year funding reinstated continues. You can read an update and find out how to let the government know your views here.
2022 Kids & YA Festival
The Writing NSW Kids & YA Festival is back! Directed by award-winning, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell, the Festival will showcase some of Australia’s best-known and dearly loved authors, illustrators, publishers, media personnel and industry professionals.
Feature Articles / Strange Energies
By Walter Mason
“In the midst of a quiet exercise, as we all had our heads bowed over our journals, something happened and the card table at the centre shook, causing the spheres to clink together in a quick little song of supernatural promise. The ghosts of Rozelle were saying goodbye.”
Each month we shine our spotlight on a member of the Writing NSW community to learn more about their writing journey, achievements and inspirations.
Spotlight On / James McKenzie Watson
“Lean into the emotion. By their nature, psychological thrillers (and psychological dramas, which I feel better describes my writing!) turn on internal conflict, and so it follows that gripping and plausible internal drama maximises their effectiveness.”