Mocco Wollert's poem Solomon: The Stray Persian was published in the November issue of FAW magazine, and Jacaranda was published in Positive Words magazine.In November 2016 Andrea Gallagher released her first published book, Superstar Grandmas, and sent the second, Mega-rad Grandads, to print (due for release in early 2017).Fiona Robertson is the recipient of a Katharine Susannah Prichard Fellowship for 2017.The screenplay of James Raven's Terra Major Under Threat, Book 1 of the Sentinels of Tzurac trilogy received the Gold Award in the California Film Awards - Screenplay Competition for 2016.Anna Daniels' Vogel shortlisted romantic comedy Girl In Between with Allen & Unwin will be launched at Riverbend Books, Bulimba on Thursday 27 April at 6.30pm.

Queensland Writer’s Life – Sally Piper

WQ is proud to present a series of interviews with writers from across Queensland. We have approached novelists, playwrights, freelancers, memoirists, short fiction writers, songwriters, game writers, poets, debuts, old hats, traditionally published authors and self-publishers, and asked each of them the same eleven questions. Read individually, each writer’s answers reveals their unique approach to their more

Writing on the Road

Claire Coleman

The first impressions that would become my story began on the road. I had always intended to try to write a novel on the road; I had even started one once, so abandoned now that I can’t even remember what it was. As I crossed the Nullarbor Plain, the great desert that stretches across Australia’s more

Queensland Writer’s Life – Krissy Kneen

WQ is proud to present a series of interviews with writers from across Queensland. We have approached novelists, playwrights, freelancers, memoirists, short fiction writers, songwriters, game writers, poets, debuts, old hats, traditionally published authors and self-publishers, and asked each of them the same eleven questions. Read individually, each writer’s answers reveals their unique approach to their more

How to take an author photo

Giulio Saggin

Anything done well looks easy. This includes author portraits. You’ve no doubt seen ones you like and while they might appear easy to replicate, looks can be deceiving. How many times have you wondered why your cake looks different to the one in the cookbook? I’ve taken many portraits during my 25+ year career as more

Queensland Writer’s Life – Benjamin Law

WQ is proud to present a series of interviews with writers from across Queensland. We have approached novelists, playwrights, freelancers, memoirists, short fiction writers, songwriters, game writers, poets, debuts, old hats, traditionally published authors and self-publishers, and asked each of them the same eleven questions. Read individually, each writer’s answers reveals their unique approach to their more

Writing Games

Brooke Maggs

I remember approaching a writer of a game I love, Bioshock, and asking him: how do I write for games? He said, ‘Be a writer. Write a lot of things.’ The simplicity of the advice shocked my younger self: become a storyteller, regardless of the medium, with a body of work. While I can’t profess more