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Leigh offers a full range of writing, editing and copy proofing services – including publishing assistance - for corporations, non-government organisations (NGOs), and individuals.

Leigh is also a published author and poet, and an experienced interviewer, broadcaster and book reviewer.

News items updated 12 March 2017.

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Leigh Hay has launched a new publishing venture. 

Tales from the Treehouse
is a boutique writers’ cooperative offering insightful books with messages of humour, whimsy, truth, respect, hope and imagination.

Leigh created the publishing name Tales from the Treehouse as a way of publishing and marketing books with small print runs for target audiences.

Tales from the Treehouse offers books that retell old stories or provide insights into new ones. Books with the logo Tales from the Treehouse are designed to appeal to discerning adults and imaginative kids who want to read inspiring stories or have inspiring stories read to them. Tales from the Treehouse sets out to create books that appeal to all ages, but also stories that are so loved they are remembered, handed down to the next generation, and never given away. Titles published by Tales from the Treehouse are packed full of quirky characters, engrossing stories, extravagant colour and sensitive pencil illustrations.

Tales from the Treehouse is all Australian and proud to be so.

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Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition 2016/2017

Theme ‘Freedom’. Poems no longer than 60 lines, entry fee of $10 for first poem, $5 for subsequent poems.

Closes 13 April


Tales from the Treehouse

A boutique writer's co operative website. Offering insightful books with messages of humour, truth, whimsy, respect, hope, and imagination.



The Mozzie Poetry Prizes

The Mozzie is an independent poetry magazine that publishes over 400 poems a year. 2017 will be its twenty-fifth year of publication. To celebrate, a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous has donated funds to allow the magazine to award three prizes of $100 each. No need for entry forms. All poems received by post during the year 2017 are eligible.

Closes 31 December


Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world.
The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by literary experts, including Arifa Akbar, journalist, critic and former Literary Editor of The Independent.

Closes 31 August



Life in the Year 2024

Seeking the best credible positive vision of life in 2024 in a satisfying narrative context. Competition prize, $1000, (any length – from short story to novel), $10 online entry.

Closes 31 May



WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia

Open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems. 50 lines max, entries may be submitted via email as an attachment. Entry fee $8.50 for first poem, each additional poem $5.50.

Closes 31 March


Invitation to self-published writers.

Invitation to discuss marketing, distribution, support group.

Poetica Christi Press is seeking submissions from Koori poets.


Sheila Malady Short Story Competition

‘In 2014, The Shakespeare on the River Festival's Short Story Competition was launched.
At its heart, this competition is about celebrating and breathing new life into the works of Shakespeare by inviting writers to send us their own creations.

Closes 23 March


The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award

‘The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award commemorates the life and work of the celebrated author of 'The Silver Brumby', and has been established to encourage all writers to focus their stories on the Australian rural landscape. Up to 2500 words referencing an Australasian rural experience. The 2017 Theme: ‘Local Stories, People, Places and Events’
Fiction or Non-Fiction.

Closes (check the website)


Guest poets sought.
3CR Spoken Word radio programs.