Very excited today to announce the opening of a manuscript assessment and editing service, Close-Up Editing & Assessment.
Brooke and I have been hard at work, quietly planning and preparing for this, and are at last ready to open – with the launch of the website, right here:
It’s a simple site, which should be nice and easy to navigate, so have a look around and please pass it on/share this with anyone you feel might be interested in getting an assessment of their work done.
Close-Up will specialise in fiction and poetry assessments, but is open to other genres and forms.
This is a fantastic competition, one of the best poetry comps in Australian, hands down (and I’d still say that even if I hadn’t won a place in the past). With an amazing range of categories and prizes, including cash and mentoring, it’s well worth entering so go, go, go!
The $5 dollar entry fee is extremely reasonable for such a large prize pool too – so make sure you get your entries in before 5pm, Friday the 26th of July.
Things are so far beyond tough in Queensland (Australia) at the moment, with widespread devastation due to flooding. I wanted to alert your attention to something Queensland poet Graham Nunn is doing at his site, the Ocean Hearted Flood Relief Project.
Basically, Graham is donating his book sales and and matching each sale with a personal donation. It’s one of the best collections of Australian poetry around too, so have a look at the link above and see if you can help.