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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.

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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






Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards for School Children

Max 80 lines, no illustrations, graphics or decorations. Optional Theme : I have Promises to Keep. Our poets are encouraged to take inspiration from wherever they may find it, however if they are looking for some direction, competition participants are invited to use this year's optional theme to inspire their entries.

Entries close 30 June 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



Pitch Independent

Pitch Independent is a major literary pitch program planned for Armidale in July-August 2018, organised by the New England Writers' Centre, with the in-kind support of the School of Arts at the University of New England & the Small Press Network.

Closes 4 August 2018



The Next Chapter


The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter is here to elevate the Australian stories that aren’t being published – and to nurture a new generation of writers. Judges will pick ten outstanding writers and give them $15,000 each to develop their work.

Closes 13 July 2018


Invitation to self-published writers.

Invitation to discuss marketing, distribution, support group.

Poetica Christi Press is seeking submissions from Koori poets.


John Marsden & Hachette Aus Prize for Young Writers

Prize for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Open to Australian secondary school students nationally.

Closes 29 June 2018


Guest poets sought.
3CR Spoken Word radio programs.