As I eagerly listened to panels of authors speak at Fremantle Press’s Business of Being a Writer seminar, I wondered if I had become a literary snob.

Held while Perth Festival’s Literature and Ideas Weekend was in full swing, the Business of Being a Writer seminar hosted by Fremantle Press was filled with excited writers eager for knowledge. Part of the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program, the event was proudly supported and funded by the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and […]

When Rebecca Higgie won the inaugural Fogarty Literary award, she received $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press, which she says, after working on her book for 12 years, was a dream come true. What she didn’t realise was that the work had only just begun.

This Sunday is International Women’s Day, a day when we’re all invited to raise awareness for an equal, enabled world. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual, and we are all encouraged to fight against bias and stereotypes, broaden perceptions and celebrate women’s achievements to create a gender equal world.

Holden Sheppard won multiple awards for his manuscript Invisible Boys even before it was published, including the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award in 2018.

I first became a judge of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award in 2004, and have remained on the judging panel since.

So your organisation has decided to publish a book. You plan to use Fremantle Press as your publishing consultant and you’re now busy creating the book’s content. You’ve found a writer, who’s well underway with the text. But what about images? You know you want the book to be visual, but you’re not quite sure […]

I was going to be a writer when I grew up. That belief forged my identity from the age of six, when I won the Keilor City Library short story competition with a priggish moral tale called ‘The Rabbit Who Loved Smoking’.

When Fremantle Press was approached in 2017 by Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation (DAC) and Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) with a possible book idea, we knew we had a very special project on our hands.

Wednesday 15 May marks the International Day of Families 2019. Six of our Fremantle Press children’s authors share below the best thing about their families.

Fremantle Press author and new mum Fiona Burrows explains how she came up with the idea of her new picture book Violet and Nothing, and why it’s never too early to encourage children to be creative.

Fremantle Press publisher Cate Sutherland will host a panel featuring Yuot Alaak, Rafeif Ismail and Scott-Patrick Mitchell as they discuss diversity in all its forms, from race and gender to sexuality and class.

Are you a young writer looking to enhance your career and win a nice pot of prize money in the process? Look no further. WA-based writer and editor Jess Gately explains what entering the Fogarty Literary Award could do for you.

After a bright and busy 2018, well, I really didn’t think it could get any better. But a flurry of picture books, debut authors, familiar faces and award-winners look set to fly off the shelves this year.

Pitching a manuscript is the first step towards being published. It can be difficult, however, for new authors to promote themselves and their stories. As part of the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program, Fremantle Press hosted a pitching workshop on Friday 22 February.

With help from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, more than fifty new and emerging Western Australian authors will have the opportunity to network with festival directors, event programmers, librarians and booksellers at the annual Fremantle Press Perth Festival Writers Week Breakfast.

After selling out in less than 48 hours, the City of Melville and Fremantle Press Great Big Book Club Tea Party was packed to capacity on Sunday 21 October at A.H. Bracks Library in Melville.

Debut author Ian Mutch’s picture book, More and More and More, was published at the beginning of October on World Habitat Day.

Reading has a reputation for being a solitary pursuit, but it’s also a great conversation starter and book clubs are a fun way to socialise and connect with like-minded people. This International Youth Day, we’re challenging the youth of Australia to start their own YA book clubs, gather some friends or make some new ones […]

If you could have anyone you wanted at your book club meeting, dead or alive, who would you invite? Great Big Book Club Tea Party ambassador Liz Byrski tells us why diversity in reading is vital to understanding one another and who she would invite to her ultimate book club.

City of Melville residents Liz Byrski, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Brendan Ritchie are our inaugural Great Big Book Club Tea Party reading ambassadors. The three authors have expressed their excitement about taking on the task of promoting the benefits of reading to local audiences.

From the slush pile to a $12,000 prize, and from writers centres to universities, if you’ve ever wanted to be an author, publisher Georgia Richter’s reflections about where writers come from, what she’s looking for in a writer, and how you can engage with Fremantle Press, will be invaluable.

Fremantle Press meets Richard Rossiter, one of the judges of the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award.

Fremantle Press meets Dr Catherine Noske, one of the judges of the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award.