Publishing Tips and Tools

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

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

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.

This fact sheet on 'Mentorships' covers all the details of what a mentorship includes and how it is beneficial. 

This fact sheet on 'Online Presence' covers why you should have one and which platforms to use.

This fact sheet on 'Self-Promotion' covers a guide on self-promotion and why you need to do it.

This fact sheet on 'Book Launches' covers if you need a book launch and how to organise one.

Photo of Maria Katsonis

Maria Katsonis has successfully pitched her articles via email, telephone, in person and even via Twitter.

Writers Victoria intern Sharona Lin picked Maria’s brain ahead of her upcoming workshop on Pitching Essentials for Writers.

Peter Rose speaking from a lecturn with microphones

In this talk for Writers Victoria in March 2014, poet, memoirist and editor Peter Rose advised poets on how to get their work published in Australia.

Peter Rose is the author of the award-winning family memoir Rose Boys (2001), just reissued as a Text Classic. His latest novel is Roddy Parr (Fourth Estate, 2010). He has also published five poetry collections, most recently Crimson Crop (UWA Publishing, 2012), which won a 2012 Queensland Literary Award.