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Commercial Fiction

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Megan Albany

Shortlisted for the Banjo prize (Harper Collins) in 2020, Megan Albany is a proud Kalkadoon author with an amazingly witting, original and 'down-to-earth' writing style. Beyond Words Literary Agency recently secured Megan a two-book deal with Hachette Publishing. Megan's debut novel The Very Last List of Vivian Walker was released on the 9th February in 2022 and is receiving rave reviews from all over the country. This book was also released in the UK in August 2023, through Hachette UK.

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Kate McCaffrey

Award-winning author Kate McCaffrey has published five Young Adult novels and a non-fiction Coded Marking and Feed-forward book for English teachers. Kate's debut adult crime fiction novel, Double Lives was published by Echo Publishing (Oct 2022). This very contemporary crime novel is making waves around the country.

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Claire van Ryn

Claire van Ryn is a professional writer with over 16 years’ experience as a newspaper journalist and freelance writer. She has also worked as editor of several small print magazines and has a Bachelor of Arts with an English Literature major. debut novel 'Secrets of the Huon Wren' was released by Penguin Random House (Australia) in June 2023.

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Donna M Cameron

Novelist, D.M. Cameron, is also an AWGIE nominated radio dramatist, award winning playwright and short film writer. Her debut novel, ‘Beneath the Mother Tree’, (2018 Midnight Sun) was hailed as ‘a masterful evocation of place’ by The Australian and listed as a top 2018 Australian fiction read.

Her latest manuscript, ‘The Rewilding’ will be published by Transit Lounge in March 2024. 

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Katrina Kell

Award-winning author Katrina Kell has published two young adult novels, short fiction, poetry, essays and journalism. In 2020, she was the winner of an Australian Society of Authors Award Mentorship for her unpublished novel manuscript So Everyone Sees Her Now inspired by the infamous French nude painting Chloé. Created in Paris in 1875, Chloé has graced the walls of Young and Jackson Hotel in Melbourne since 1909 and is now a much-loved cultural icon. This book was then picked up by Echo Publishing and will be released in late February with the new title, Chloé.

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Liz Foster

Liz Foster was born and raised in England before arriving in Australia in 1991 on what turned out to be the longest gap year ever. Following a career in strategic marketing and copywriting, she began making stuff up seven years ago – editing the fifty-page Australian Tax Office guide was the tipping point.

Liz is passionate about smart and heartfelt book club fiction - creating character driven, page-turning, uplifting stories in quirky Australian settings, with big themes that resonate. She lives with her family in Sydney, peppering them endlessly with questions about plot scenarios in between listening to podcasts, reading out loud and boring the dog senseless.

Her first novel, The Good Woman’s Guide to Making Better Choices, was released in January 2024 with Affirm Press.

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Kristen Dagg

Kristen is a television writer, producer and film editor who writes regularly about women’s issues for Kidspot, Mamamia, Babyology and other online publications.
She has been writing her whole life and is currently working on her second novel. She received an award for a short story in a Voices Of Women anthology and has had a short story published in ACE 111 - Arresting Contemporary Stories collection.

Joanna Morrison

Joanna Morrison’s debut novel The Ghost of Gracie Flynn (Fremantle Press, 2022) was shortlisted for the Hungerford Award in 2020 and received a WA creative development grant in 2021. She has a background in journalism and a Creative Writing PhD, and her short stories have appeared in various Australian journals and anthologies. Selected for QWC’s Publishable program in 2021, her second novel, Minx (Working Title), explores love and freedom, and what they cost.

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Kelly Sgroi

Kelly Sgroi is based in Melbourne, Australia. She’s a content writer at Social Media Tribe and an enthusiastic member of the writing community who conducts author interviews and posts book reviews. She has some short works published by WOW! Women on Writing, Dream Journal, The Endometriosis Foundation of America, Endometriosis Australia, and a few Medium publications. Her debut manuscript is a women’s fiction story about motherhood.

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Ajay Manissery Konchery

Ajay is the author of three collections of poetry and is one of the emerging Indian English poets of his generation. His third book of poems was published by Poetrywala, India’s premier poetry publisher. That book was translated into German by PEN Austria and published by Löcker Verlag and translated into Hindi and published by AuthorsPress, New Delhi. His individual poems have been published and reviewed in more than thirty publications in the English-speaking world. His works have been translated and published into Slovakian, Serbian, German, Hindi, Vietnamese, Russian, Hungarian, Greek and Croatian.

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D.J Blackmore

An advocate for simple and sustainable living, D. J. Blackmore is a beekeeper and mother of five. Enjoying life with her Worimi husband and youngest child, the family make their home in the Wonnarua wine growing region of the Hunter Valley.  

From milking cows and making cheese, she’s also a contributor to numerous short story anthologies. Long time hand-spinner D. J. Blackmore enjoys creating bespoke yarns at the wheel. If not, she’s endeavouring to spin words into gold. Because for as long as she can recall, she has been wrapped in the arms of stories.

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Childrens & YA

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Sarah Speedie

Her debut picture book Mozzies vs Flies was released in November 2021 and her second picture book Meowster Chef was released in July 2022, both with Larrikin House. Mozzies vs Flies has also just been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia, Book of the Year 2022 awards. Her latest picture book 'Boss Cat' will be published by Harper Collins in 2024.

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Aleesah Darlison

Aleesah Darlison is an internationally published, award-winning Australian author of over 65 books for children. She is known for her books that champion the cause of animals and the environment and for her stories that empower children.

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Anne Morgan

Anne is the author of twelve published children’s books, including the Captain Clawbeak junior novels with Random House Australia. She has won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature, and other writing awards. Her most recent picture book, The Way of the Weedy Seadragon, CSIRO Publishing, February 2021, is now going into reprint, and BWLA have just secured her a publishing deal with CSIRO for her new Children's book, Tardigrades, to be released in 2023.

Miranda Birthisel

Miranda Birthisel is a children’s author with a passion for fun stories that make children smile. As a mother and primary school teacher, picture books have always played an important part in her life. Miranda’s debut book ‘Say Freeze’, is due for release by Larrikin House in March 2023, and her second, 'The Santa Bilby' will be published by Scholastic in 2024.

Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern

Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern is an international award-winning author and creative coach. Her most recent title was part of the Penguin Random House Australia Aussie Kids series. Jacqueline was the recipient of the ACT Writers Centre 2017 Anne Edgeworth Fellowship. Her books have been recognised for a number of awards within Australia and internationally, including winning the travel category of the 2020 American Book Excellence Awards and being shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards in 2017 and 2019. 

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Leearni Hamilton

Leearni Hamilton lives in Canberra with her husband and 10-month-old daughter, Niralee.  She began writing short stories and poems in high school and her love affair with writing just grew from there. In 2014, she attended Fiona McIntosh’s Masterclass and her love of writing blossomed.

Leearni has written her memoir, ‘Where do I belong?’ and her first middle grade fiction novel, The temple of Malikye, which is the first in a series called, The Nimal Chronicles.

She is currently writing the second book in the Nimal Chronicles series.

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Jemima Parker

Jemima is a communications professional at the Australian National University with a background in law and visual arts.Jemima’s first picture book is due for publication with EK Books in mid-2025. In 2021, she completed the Australian Writers’ Centre course, Writing Picture Books, and in the same year, was runner up for the Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Aspiring Writer’s Mentorship Program. She was shortlisted for this program again in October 2022. Jemima was longlisted in the 2022 Just Write For Kids Australia Pitch It! Competition, and most recently, was the winner of the 2023 CYA Conference Competition: Picture Book – Primary – Non-Fiction.

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Mary Anastasiou

Mary Anastasiou is the Creative Director of Imagine Creative and freelance creative at indie publishers Larrikin House and Five Mile Books. 

A self-confessed chocoholic, pluviophile and lover of all things kid lit, Mary writes books that she hopes will engage, inspire and empower little people on their journey to becoming big people.

Author or the much loved 'I want to be...' series which inspire creativity through imagination and creative play, the most recent title in the series, 'I want to be a Sports Star' was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year awards in 2023.

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Kim Ulrick

Kim Ulrick lives on the beautiful south-coast of NSW and started life as a journalist.

After a lengthy career in the Australian Public Service, working with the national criminal intelligence agency the Australian Crime Commission, with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, and with several departments delivering national policy initiatives for the Australian public, Kim reconnected with her passion for storytelling. Bad Country is her debut novel.

Kim’s love of golf and wine is featured in her blog Reds, Whites and Greens and you can access her blog, short stories and other content at https://kimulrickwriter.com

Could you be our next author?

If you have a manuscript that you think is amazing, send it to us! We are always on the lookout for new/first time authors as well as experienced /published authors seeking new representation. 

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