The Next Chapter

The Wheeler Centre has just announced an amazing opportunity for unpublished writers, with support from the Aesop Foundation. 'The Next Chapter' offers $15,000 each and a personally selected mentor to ten writers over the year. They are interested in supporting a range of diverse Australian voices, particularly those who might find it hard to be … Continue reading The Next Chapter

Increasing Queer Representation in YA through Genre Fiction

Where are all my space gays at? There has been some discussion lately about the lack of perceived marketability of Queer YA novels featuring f/f (female/female) relationships, particularly in the American market. This post will discuss how that affects us here in Australia, how our own Australian authors/publishers have a slightly different trend than our … Continue reading Increasing Queer Representation in YA through Genre Fiction


We are super excited to announce that the winning story in the 2017 OutStanding Short Story Competition was an AusQueerYA story, written by Get YA Words Out founder, Stacey Malacari. You can read all the winning entries here, and read the winning story He/Him below. The theme of this year's competition was 'It's Complicated'. He/Him … Continue reading He/Him