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Leigh Hay is a professional writer, editor and proof reader.

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 10/5/2018.

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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.

Check out authors and titles now available






Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary Competition

This competition is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand. Entries must be the original work of the submitter and must not have won previous monetary awards or have been published in any form. Entry fee $7 per entry or $25 for four.

Entries close 15 May 2018.


Tales from the Treehouse

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



Peter Cowan Writers Centre : Patron’s Prize for Poetry Competition


Maximum 50 lines per poem. $200 1st prize, $100 2nd prize, $50 3rd prize. Novice Poet Award $50. $10 per entry $20 for three entries, $30 for five entries.


Closes : 8 June 2018



The 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry

To support writers and to continue the tradition of the Catholic Church as key patron of the arts.

Closes 28 May 2018



Grieve Writing Competition


Words of prose or 36 lines of poetry. The prize pool is over $8500. Check out the generosity of sponsors.

Closes 28 May 2018


Invitation to self-published writers.

Invitation to discuss marketing, distribution, support group.

Poetica Christi Press is seeking submissions from Koori poets.


Guest poets sought.
3CR Spoken Word radio programs.