Publishing Seminar opens door for budding writers

WARM Coast logoGetting published can be one of the most daunting but rewarding achievements for a writer so the Sunshine Coast Literary Association is holding a one-day Publishing Seminar to help get people on their way.

The seminar will be held on Saturday 7 November from 9.30am to 4pm at Kawana Library. It will cover information including editing, agents, conventional publishers, self-publishing, partnership publishing, tax implications for published authors, copyright and other publishing issues.

SCLA president Hari Kotrotsios said information on publishing was one of the most requested by the growing members of the Literary Association.

“That’s why we decided to put all the information together on one day with experienced writers, many of them also members, offering down-to-earth advice and information based on their own experiences,” Ms Kotrotsios said.

Writer and educator Bronwyn Cozens will run a session on editing, offering information on building editing into the writing process, working with an editor, obtaining publishing guidelines and more.  Later in the day she will also talk about when and how to start a new book, as well as other publishing options such as anthologies, magazine submissions, ghost writing and being paid for your writing.

SCLA executive members Hari Kotrotsios, Peter Nolan and Barry Corcoran will also share their experience offering advice and information on the requirements and expectations of the different publishing options, such as finding a literary agent, publishing through a conventional publisher, or partnership publishing.  They and Don Hardgrave, who helped produce a recent anthology for Coolum Wave Writers, will cover self-publishing, as well as royalties, timeframes, costs, promotion and distribution and other issues relating to each option.

Dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating literary talent on the Sunshine Coast, the SCLA, trades as WARM on the Coast, which stands for Writers, Artists and Readers Month, working to make every month just that, by hosting regular events to inspire writers and allow them to network with each other.

Details of the Publishing Seminar follow and more information on this and other workshops is available on the SCLA website –


WHEN:         Saturday 7 November 2009

WHERE:         Kawana Library

TIME:         9.30am – 4pm

COST:         Sunshine Coast Literary Assoc financial members $55, non members $65

Bookings:         Book and confirm by payment before the seminar: phone 0414 635 407 or email

Numbers are limited so REGISTER EARLY!

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