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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 25 May 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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Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize

The Society of Women Writers Tasmania present the Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award 2017.

Closes 3 November 2017


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



Words of Wyndham Writing Competition

Open to Australian residents, this writing competition from Wyndham City Libraries offers awards for unpublished short literary works in four categories (Short story, graphic short story, poetry and flash fiction). Total prize pool $1350. All short-listed entries will be published in an anthology.

Closes 31 August



Write a Book in a Day Competition

Open to adults and students from Years 5 to 12, your team will have just 12 hours to complete a book from start to finish. Just to make it even more fun, you’ll receive some unique parameters which must be included in your story. Funds raised through team sponsorship, along with a portion of the entry fee, go to The Kids’ Cancer Project, a national charity with a mission to fund scientific research to improve treatments and ultimately find a cure for childhood cancers.

Closes 31 August


Invitation to self-published writers.

Invitation to discuss marketing, distribution, support group.

Poetica Christi Press is seeking submissions from Koori poets.


Grace Marion Wilson Glenfern Fellowships

‘Emerging writers are invited to apply for the 2017 Glenfern Fellowships. Writers Victoria is pleased to offer three emerging writers the use of a Glenfern writers’ studio for a period of three months, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

Closes 3 July


Words in Winter Trentham Competitions

‘Words in Winter is a not-for-profit annual occasion bringing accessible, low cost, literary happenings to Hepburn Shire and surrounding region. Running through August, each town delivers their own events and programmes. All details, terms and submission portal can be found at along with programme details for all events.

Closes 17 July


Guest poets sought.
3CR Spoken Word radio programs.