Join us and meet other writers!

In the leafy grounds and hibiscus shade of the Fremantle Arts Centre Café.

Flame Trees in the Courtyard

Take your time to feel the energy of leaf power.

Friendly Fauna

Oh good, a bunch of writers with food!

Always be on the lookout for strange characters

They will make an interesting plot.

Haiku for Joyce

concrete two-seater
come, come, all writers sit on
my hard art

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Submissions Open for the Cincinnati Review

Cincinnati Review Reading Period on now

The editors of The Cincinnati Review (est. 2003) have opened their yearly reading period and are now reviewing submissions for upcoming issues. The semiannual literary journal is edited and published by students and faculty of the University of Cincinnati. Both aspiring and experienced writers are encouraged to submit their work. Poetry: submit up to 10 pages of poetry. Prose (fiction/nonfiction): not to exceed 40 (double-spaced) pages. Long-form narratives (prose/poetry): submit 10-plus pages of poetry; 10K-35K words for prose. Book reviews: submit a single review of a book, up to 1500 words. Payment: $25/page for prose; and $30/page for poetry. The Cincinnati Review buys FNASR, plus electronic rights. Authors retain All Rights after publication. Reading period: August 15, 2014-April 15, 2015 -

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Novella Opportunity

Viva has officially launched once more. Continuing on from the success of the last two years, manuscript submissions are now open for Viva La Novella 3. We’ve published five terrific authors so far — want to join the pack?

For the first time this year we’re extending our pool to include our New Zealand pals too. Take note, you guys!

As always, Seizure is looking for the very best new writing around. Stories that can be read in the time it takes you to miss your train station and double back via platform 6. Entries close 2 Dec. Full submission details here.

If you think I am done talking about novellas, Sir or Madam, you are wrong. For all you sci fi and fantasy buffs out there, has recently announced that they will now be accepting submissions for novellas over 17,500 words. The project, Imprint, will be headed by Senior Editor Lee Harris, formerly of Angry Robot. He had some nice things to say about novellas and genre over at The Washington Post. Science Fiction and Fantasy works will be accepted until the end of August, guidelines can be found here.

More at

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Critiquing Class 15th August at the Swanbourne Bookcaffe with Helen Hagemann @ 10.00am
This class is for prose writers who wish to brush up on their stories prior to the OOTA Spilt Ink Competition. There is no cost, however purchase of coffee, etc. is required as per usual.  If any new members wish to join us, Helen would appreciate notification in order to book a bigger table!! Mobile: 0404666156 or    -   Many thanks!

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Shane McCauley and Helen Hagemann wish to advise OOTA members that due to regular interim increases of rent at the Fremantle Arts Centre, we have no alternative but to increase class fees to $25 OOTA and $30 Non-OOTA.  This new fee commences on Friday, 8th August. We also add that we are reluctant to do this, and do begrudge the fact that we often sit in a cold room in winter and stuffy hot premises in summer. However, the FAC is our home, our base, and both Shane and Helen hope you understand that the increase is unavoidable.


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More