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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Submissions are Open for Softcopy 4

Softcopy is an e-journal of contemporary writing by emerging Australian writers.

We seek creative, fresh and unpublished Australian short fiction and non-fiction up to 1000 words for Edition 4.

Softcopy Submissions are open until 30 November 2017.

Open your imagination and the door to your writing future!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Join the Hardcopy Alumni

The ACT Writers Centre continues to provide nationally recognised opportunities for emerging writers. If you have been working on a non-fiction manuscript, then HARDCOPY2017 is calling you.

Here is what the HARDCOPY professional development program can do for you:
  • 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 an era of uncertain arts funding, HARDCOPY continues to be supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

    Don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to develop your professional writing skills.

    Applications are open until 4pm Friday 17 March 2017.

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    You've Reached Your Destination





    You've travelled this far - making your Softcopy submission is the final step.

    SoftcopySubmissions are open until COB 30 November 2016. There's still time!

    Sunday, 13 November 2016

    If not now, when?

    Surely this week is one that requires a creative response.
    Let everybody know! SoftcopySubmissions are open until 30 November.

    Sunday, 6 November 2016

    Dare to Dream?

    If you dare to dream of being a writer, Softcopy is for you.

    We are looking for creative, fresh and unpublished Australian short fiction and non-fiction up to 1000 words for our next edition.

    Let your muse free and check out the submissions info at SoftcopySubmissions

    Submissions close 30 November 2016.

    Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    Don't Wait - Softcopy Submissions are open!

    One of the challenges about starting out as a writer is having your work accepted for publication.

    Leaving aside the question of whether your story is compelling and well written, too often emerging writers do not think enough about the market for their work. I'm not suggesting that you constrain what you write. The genre, style, tone, theme, character and plot will depend on you and your experiences and imagination.

    What matters is, having created something original, that you make informed decisions about where to send your work. An agent or publisher whose speciality is young adult fiction will not be interested in your post-Nordic crime thriller, while the crime fiction publisher won't consider your teen romance. Research those agents and publishers who handle your type of writing. Target these, keeping a keen eye on their submission guidelines and requirements.

    Having your short stories published will give a fillip to your writerly credentials. Softcopy grew out of the ACT Writers Centre Hardcopy  2014 Professional Development Program and is designed for those writers starting their writing journey. If you have a short story of no more than 1000 words, Softcopy would love to hear from you. 

    SoftcopySubmissions close 30 November 2016. Don't wait!




    Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    Softcopy Submissions Open

    Entering its third year, Softcopy is calling for submissions from emerging Australian writers.

    Softcopy is looking for creative, fresh and unpublished Australian short fiction and non-fiction up to 1000 words for our next edition.

    Submissions close 30 November 2016.

    Buckle up and check out the submissions info at SoftcopySubmissions