The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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National Writers' Conference & Online

Pitch It! Sessions

Put what you’ve learned into practice. Sign up for this event to deliver a five-minute, online, one-on-one practice pitch with a literary industry professional. These publishers, editors and literary agents are always on the lookout for new and exciting voices, so give it a go!


Genevieve Buzo

Genevieve Buzo is an Associate Publisher at Allen & Unwin.

Meredith Curnow

Meredith Curnow publishes literary fiction and narrative non-fiction at Penguin Random House Australia.

Katherine Hassett

Kathy has worked in publishing for 15 years.

Vanessa Radnidge

Vanessa Radnidge began her publishing career at the Law Book Company.

Cate Sutherland

Cate Sutherland has worked in publishing for more than twenty-five years.