CAL Cultural Fund
Queensland Editors and Writers Development Project
A partnership initiative between Society of Editors (Queensland) Inc. and Queensland Writers Centre
The Society of Editors (Queensland) Inc. and Queensland Writers Centre are offering writers the opportunity for specialised editorial advice on their manuscripts.
This exciting project is open to QWC members who have already completed a manuscript but have not yet had a book-length work published or self-published.
Editorial feedback will be provided by four teams of editors, each including one very experienced editor (the mentor) and two trainee editors. Each team will provide a report and detailed editing feedback to those QWC members whose manuscripts have been selected. The fee payable by writers for this editorial feedback is $240.
The editors’ areas of expertise include fiction, memoir, biography, history, education, sciences, medicine, and health and lifestyle. If your work falls into one of these areas, please send QWC by 4 August 2008 an electronic file in Microsoft Word of your MS (maximum 75,000 words), a one-page synopsis of the complete work, a contents table, and a double-spaced A4 print-out of your manuscript, as well as a statement on the 10,000 words you would like to be edited more intensively.
You should also enclose a completed application form, which is now available on the QWC website http://www.qwc.asn.au/.
Manuscripts will be chosen by the team leaders, and editorial work will commence in late August.
This program is supported by CAL Cultural Fund