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That’s right, it’s that time of year again – at Writers Victoria, October means Subscriberthon!

Support us by becoming a member or renewing your membership during October, and in return you’ll go in the draw to win one of our excellent Subscriberthon prizes.

Why do we run Subscriberthon every year? As a not-for-profit organisation that relies on memberships to provide our services, a member drive is an important part of our annual calendar. We love connecting with local writers, businesses, publishers and organisations to bring you an exciting array of prizes, and to be able to let you know of their excellent work and services. And when you become a member of Writers Victoria, you’re not only becoming part of our vibrant and engaged community, you’re helping our staff, tutors and partners create and deliver our courses, our manuscript and mentorship services, our member magazine The Victorian Writer, new and important information and content for our website, and so much more – read about our member benefits here. If you’ve ever benefitted from our services or advice – or are looking to in the future – then we’d greatly appreciate your support via a membership.

We are Victoria’s peak body for writers and storytellers, and we love the work that we do. We’ve been a leading provider of information, resources, skill development and support for our members and the broader writing community for over thirty years, and we’re the largest employer of writers in the state. We’re so proud of the work that everyone involved with Writers Victoria does, and hope to continue providing writers with the support and community they need to keep doing what they love.

Read on below to find out about the various prizes you can win during our October Subscriberthon and our generous prize donors, and help us continue to support writers by becoming a member or renewing your membership during October.

2022 Subscriberthon Prizes

Patrons Prizes

Prize #1

A photo of Christos Tsiolkas next to a mosaic made of the covers of his books.

A work-in-progress consult with Christos Tsiolkas

& a pack of titles by Christos including:

  • Damascus
  • Merciless Gods
  • Barracuda
  • The Slap

Prize #2

Melanie and Text Publishing have generously donated two of this prize: one to be awarded to a member in regional Victoria, and one to be awarded to a member in metro Melbourne.

A work-in-progress consult with Melanie Cheng

& a Text Publishing Book Pack, including:

  • Unnecessary Drama by­­­ Nina Kenwood
  • The Way It Is Now by Garry Disher
  • Childless by Sian Prior
  • Unknown by Akuch Anyieth Kuol

There are two of this prize to be won! (one for a regional and one for a metropolitan writer)

Prize #3

Andy has generously donated two of this prize: one to be awarded to a member in regional Victoria, and one to be awarded to a member in metro Melbourne.

A work-in-progress consult with Andy Jackson

& a Penguin Random House Book Pack, including:

  • Angry Women’s Choir by Meg Bignell
  • Nimblefoot by Robert Drewe
  • Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz
  • Denizen by James MacKenzie Watson
  • Faithless by Alice Nelson


a Pantera Press Book Pack (titles TBC).



Gnocchi Night at The Moat for two;

A Gin Masterclass for two and a Gin Tasting Pack from Little Lon, plus a copy of The Women of Little Lon by Barbara Minchinton;

& a book pack from Hardie Grant Books, including:

  • The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey
  • My Sweet Guillotine by Jane Tuttle
  • Tripping Over Myself by Shaun Micallef
  • Leaning Out by Kristine Ziwica
  • Through Her Eyes, ed. by Melissa Roberts & Trevor Watson
  • Provocateur by Clive Hamilton
  • Between Two Worlds, SBS Emerging Writers Competition


  • A one-year print subscription from Overland and a copy of Groundswell: The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets 2007–2020
  • A one-year digital subscription from Australian Poetry Journal and copy of Best of Australian Poems 2022
  • A digital membership to Kill Your Darlings and a copy of New Australian Fiction 2022
  • A copy of Verandah Journal (Issue 37)
  • A one-year digital or print subscription from Griffith Review
  • A one-year print subscription to Meanjin
  • 4 back-issues of Voiceworks
  • 4 back-issues of The Victorian Writer


Writers’ Retreat Garden, Gather Flower Farm and Paperback Bookshop have generously donated two of this prize: one to be awarded to a member in regional Victoria, and one to be awarded to a member in metro Melbourne.


A signed copy of Justine SlessMistress of Mirth’s Comedy Tour, and a place in her 90-minute comedy workshop, Find the Funny

A mixed six pack of wine from Noisy Ritual Urban Winery

A gift pack from the Melbourne City of Literature Office, including:

  • A City of Literature tote bag
  • A City of Literature Bottle
  • A copy of The Poet Laureates of Melbourne
  • A full set of gorgeously illustrated and written Wildlife Series Postcards


Prize #1

A pack of 2022 Stella Prize shortlisted books:

  • TAKE CARE by Eunice Andrada
  • Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen
  • No Document by Anwen Crawford
  • Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
  • Stone Fruit by Lee Lai
  • Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki

Prize #2

A pack of books from Transit Lounge, including:

  • Telltale by Carmel Bird
  • Orphan Rock by Dominique Wilson
  • The Signal Line by Brendan Colley
  • T by Alan Fyfe
  • Night Blue by Angela O’Keeffe
  • Moon Sugar by Angela Meyer
  • Hydra by Adriane Howell
  • Sweeney and the Bicycles by Philip Salom
  • The Good Captain by Sean Rabin
  • Tokyo Midnight by Kip Scott

Prize #3

A prize pack of 10 books from Affirm Press

Prize #4

Young Book Lover’s Pack – 10 books from Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing

Assorted Book Pack Prizes drawn weekly, including a selection of the following titles:

2022 Subscriberthon Donors & Supporters

Writers Victoria would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the businesses and organisations that have supported our 2022 Subscriberthon. Without them we could not bring you the fabulous prize packs we have on offer, and we’re so grateful for their ongoing support. Visit them online now to find out more about their excellent services and products.

Affirm Press
Allen & Unwin Book Publishers

Australian Poetry
Gather Flower Farm
The Griffith Review
Express Media: Here for young writers
Hardie Grant Publishing
Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
Kill Your Darlings
Little Lon Distilling Co.
Meanjin Quarterly
Melbourne City of Literature
Noisy Ritual Urban Winery
Pantera Press
Paperback Bookshop
Penguin Random House Australia
Scribe Publishing
The Stella Prize
Text Publishing
The Moat
Transit Lounge Publishing
Ultimo Press
Verandah Journal
Writer's Retreat Garden
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