We are delighted to share this blog post by the exceptionally talented debut author Josephine Taylor. Her novel, Eye of a Rook, was released this week and we know you’ll love it as much as we do. In this post aimed at aspiring writers, Josephine shares how to get the most out of mentorships and […]

The roar on the other side of silence ‘If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life,’ George Eliot wrote in Middlemarch, ‘it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.’

For the second time, the Fogarty Foundation will partner with Fremantle Press to provide one of Australia’s most significant literary prizes for young writers. The Fogarty Literary Award is a biennial prize awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or […]

In 2015, I was well and truly sick of my book. The History of Mischief had been lingering with me since 2006, and progress was slow. It was often left for months, only for me to return to it, tinker a bit, and then abandon it for another lengthy period of time. I needed something to […]

I’m Elaine Forrestal and Goldfields Girl is my latest historical fiction for students, teachers and history buffs of any age. My fiction, in various genres, has been published since 1983. This is my third historical fiction novel. In this blog post I will share my top tips for using your local, state or national library […]

This year, like many of our Fremantle Press authors, you might have been ready to launch your new book the traditional way, in a bookshop over some old cheese and a glass of vino, but now that’s no longer possible, why not take this as an opportunity to have fun with social media?

Perth Festival’s Literature and Ideas Weekend injected the city with a refreshing dose of creative energy for the world of storytelling to be celebrated and recognised.

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.

Whether you’re a published writer, an aspiring author, or just interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the business of publishing, you won’t want to miss stepping into the shoes of authors, publishers and booksellers at the Business of Being a Writer seminar on Saturday 22 February 2020.

Almost three decades ago, Brenda Walker was an aspiring writer who became the very first winner of the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Now this multi-award-winning writer and Emeritus Professor, who has recently been chair of the judging panel for the Stella Prize, is a member of the judging panel for the Award’s thirtieth anniversary […]

It seems like only yesterday we were congratulating Holden Sheppard for winning the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Now we’ve already had to reprint his wonderful debut novel Invisible Boys after stock flew off the shelves in the first week of release.

Josephine Taylor is the latest writer from the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program to receive a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. In this post, she details how it helped her on the path to publication.

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 […]

Steve Hawke’s first novel, The Valley, received such critical acclaim when it was first published in October last year that it’s now on its third print run.

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.

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.

Submissions for the inaugural Fogarty Literary Award are now open. One of Australia’s richest literary awards for young writers, the Fogarty Literary Award is a biennial prize awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction. The winner […]

On your marks, get set, submit! The Fogarty Literary Award is now open for submissions.

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.

Is plot really the uncool cousin no-one wants to associate with? Should aspiring writers abstain from sex in favour of taking a large dictionary to bed? And how do you transform the experience of grief into the positive act of creation? As host of the 2019 Fremantle Press podcast series, Holden Sheppard gets to grips […]

Ever felt like your writing project is taking a little too much time? Fremantle Press author Marcella Polain’s new novel, Driving into the Sun, was 10 years in the making. Here, she offers tips and advice to new and emerging writers about taking your time, maintaining momentum and what writer’s block is really all about.