HARDCOPY is a national professional development program that helps build the capacities, aptitudes and resources emerging Australian writers need to reach their potential.
By creating an environment that is educative, vigorous and nurturing, HARDCOPY:
- helps writers develop their manuscripts;
- increases industry knowledge;
- facilitates relationships between writers and publishing professionals; and
- breaks down the barriers of location and geography.
In 2017 the program will focus on nonfiction projects.
HARDCOPY does not specifically aim to have its participants achieve publication as a direct and immediate result of the program. Rather, HARDCOPY focuses on (1) manuscript/project development, (2) education about how the Australian publishing industry works, and (3) building connections and relationships within the industry/writing community. Any publication outcomes that may occur because of the program are considered an added bonus.
HARDCOPY is open to emerging writers from anywhere in Australia who are serious about their practice and have a manuscript in development.
Expressions of interest close 4pm Friday 17 March.
For more information on the submission process and costs, please visit the ACT Writers Centre website here.