There are three overriding restrictions on any free promotion:
- Writing NSW will not freely promote businesses. Businesses seeking promotion are directed to our paid advertising opportunities.
- Writing NSW will never advertise or promote events or causes of a political nature or those designed to alter public opinion.
- Writing NSW will never freely promote workshops similar to its own calendar of workshop opportunities.
All free promotion is at the discretion of Writing NSW and no guarantee is given that the promotion will be placed.
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Writing NSW’s weekly electronic newsletter, Newsbite, is distributed to around 9,400 subscribers. Newsbite publishes commissioned articles, upcoming events, opportunities for writers (such as competitions and fellowships) and promotional giveaways. All free promotion is at the discretion of Writing NSW and no guarantee is given that the promotion will be placed.
We don’t advertise workshops, causes or book launches or any notices from for-profit organisations. We also do not promote competitions with fees but no prize money or unbalanced ‘opportunities’ for writers. If you are looking to advertise these then visit our paid advertising options.
Opportunities for Writers
Writing NSW lists opportunities for writers on the week we hear about them, then again as a reminder the week before they close. All opportunities are to have a maximum of 200 characters not including links, which we can hyperlink.
Due to the high level of demand and restricted time-frame, we request that you submit your opportunities in the format that they will appear in Newsbite. See the example below:
26 August: KSP Emerging Writers’ Residencies
Three positions for four weeks or part-time equivalent for talented writers able to show application to the craft of writing. Selected writers will have some published material in the print, visual or broadcast media. Salary $2250. Visit www.kspf.iinet.net.au.
Book reviews are published on our blog by our committed team of volunteer reviewers. We review commercially published and self-published books. However, you must be a member of Writing NSW or a current NSW resident for your book to be reviewed. If you would like to submit your book for review, please mail a copy to:
PO Box 1056
ROZELLE NSW 2039
Include a brief covering letter with information about the intended audience of your book, your contact information and a link to where it can be purchased. We will endeavour to respond to let you know the book has been received but can make no guarantees. Please note that due to the high volume of books we receive, it frequently takes several months between our receipt of your book and the publication of a review, and there are no guarantees your book will be reviewed. We do not allow authors to read the review before it is published and cannot give you reviewer contact information.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteer book reviewers, please contact us with your name, phone number, mailing address and a 100-word statement about why you would like to be involved, plus any relevant writing experience. You will hear back from us within 14 days.
At our discretion, we will consider publishing event notices on our social media pages and our Writing on our Calendar monthly blog feature. To be considered for inclusion, send us a maximum 100-word event description and relevant event link. Writing NSW doesn’t advertise workshops, causes, book launches or any notices from for-profit organisations.
There are two areas in the Writing NSW building for free display advertising. These are the noticeboard and the flyer rack.
The noticeboard is primarily used for the organisation’s own promotion. Flyers for other organisations and other events will be put up as space allows. All information must be a service for writers, have a clear end date and not be for a business.
The flyer rack has space for approximately 10 different pamphlets. All advertising within Writing NSW must be approved by our staff.