Student Writer Finds a Killer First Line and a Novel Is Born

Mackenzie Cool started writing as a child. Then life happened and writing got away from her. After university, she rediscovered …Read More

Profile PhotoKaren Kao1 August 2022

Journey to Publishing – Liz Prieto’s master class

In June 2022, the International Writers’ Collective held our first post-lockdown event, a master class celebrating the fiction debut of …Read More

Profile PhotoEllen Keith1 August 2022

How to use gender-neutral pronouns in your writing

July 14 is International Non-Binary People’s Day, the perfect time to talk about the correct use of gender-neutral pronouns. First …Read More

Profile PhotoInge Lamboo7 July 2022

Australian magazines that publish international writers

These Australian magazines and journals accept fiction, CNF and poetry from writers around the world - most don't charge fees and some pay contributors.Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff4 July 2022

From boardroom to classroom

Karen Kao began teaching at the Collective in 2018. Her debut novel, The Dancing Girl and the Turtle, had just …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff3 July 2022

Where to publish your novella

The novella (generally defined as between 20,000 to 40,000 words give or take) is a tricky beast. Most commercial publishers …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff9 June 2022

Calls and contests with April and May deadlines

A number of editors and contest organisers have reached out to us over the past couple of months for help …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff14 April 2022

Psychologist learns a new take on tone and mood

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we all get asked as children. Laura …Read More

Profile PhotoBeatriz Ramos14 April 2022

Where to submit microfiction

Before we get into where to submit microfiction, maybe we should first explain what we mean by the term. Microfiction …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff11 March 2022

UK litmags great for new writers

The UK is home to some great literary magazines and online journals. For this month’s list, we looked for publications …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff10 February 2022

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