National Writers’ Centre Network

The National Writers’ Centre Network

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is part of the National Writers’ Centre Network. Each of these centres provides professional services for writers in their state. 

ACT Writers Centre

NSW Writers’ Centre

Northern Territory Writers’ Centre

Queensland Writers Centre

SA Writers Centre


Writers Victoria

Writing WA

Helpful links

Some professional bodies, publications and periodicals which may be of use to aspiring or established writers. 

Australian Society of Authors

Australian Writers’ Centre 

Australian Publishers Association

First Nations Australia Writers’ Network

Arts Law Centre of Australia

Copyright Agency

Accessible Arts

The Australian Writer’s Marketplace

Aust Lit

Australian Book Review

Australian Writers’ Guild

Australian Literary Agents’ Association

Encore Directory

Australian Government Ministry for the Arts

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Writing for Theatre and Film

Hand Hobbies – A Research Guide to Writing Basics

Funding bodies

Providing grants and financial support to Tasmanian writers.

The Australia Council

Arts Tasmania

Hobart City Council

Tasmanian Regional Arts


A number of local and interstate festivals are held each year with a focus on the art of writing and storytelling in its many forms. Listed below are key Australian festivals that occur on an annual or biannual basis.

Tamar Valley Writers Festival

Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival 

Adelaide Writers’ Week 

Brisbane Writers Festival 

Digital Writers’ Festival

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival 

Perth Writers Festival 

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Eye of the Storm

Emerging Writers’ Festival

National Young Writers’ Festival


Share your talents with likeminded writers.

Australian Poetry

Australian Bush Poets Association

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 

Australian Horror Writers Association

Sisters in Crime

The Fellowship of Australian Writers Tasmania 

Society of Women Writers, Tasmania