Publishing Tips and Tools

Get tips, tricks and tools on the business of writing and getting published.

This fact sheet 'General Guidelines for Submitting Unsolicited Manuscripts' covers the do's and don'ts of submitting unsolicited manuscripts. 

This fact sheet 'Traditional Manuscript Publishers' covers where to get published. 

Our fact sheet 'Contracts and Obtaining Advice' covers what is a contract and where to get professional advice. 

This fact sheet 'Types of Self-Publishers' covers the three main types of self-publishing. 

Our fact sheet 'Copyright' includes what is copyright, what does it cover, and what to do if it has been infringed. 

Our fact sheet 'Financial Resources' covers what you need to do if you want to earn an income from being a professional writer. 

Our fact sheet 'Editors' covers the four main stages of editing and where to find an editor.

This fact sheet on 'Manuscript Assessment' covers what a manuscript assessment includes and where to get one.

The membership team have been researching all things poetry. Here is a list of journals that publish poetry, publishers who produce poetry anthologies, poetry competitions and support organisations for poets. This research was current as of September 2017.

Australian journals and magazines that publish poetry:

Marie Alafaci

"Anyone can learn how to pitch, but being able to capture the heart or imagination of a reader is your core business as a writer."

Marie has two decades’ experience as an author, writing teacher and manuscript assessor. She writes for children and adults across both fiction and non-fiction, and has had work on ‘The Age’ bestseller list as well as being short listed for a number of awards. Marie has been a book reviewer, competition judge and feature writer, and loves a good pitch.