The Writing Matters petition will close on 27 February. Don't miss the chance to have your voice heard.

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The Petition will close on 27 February as we lead into a public forum with representatives of the main political parties on Wed 1 March. The Forum will be an opportunity for all parties to present their policies for arts, culture and writing in particular. If you would like to attend the Forum, register via Eventbrite.

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Congratulations to WA creators and publishers nominated for the 2016 Aurealis Awards, which honour the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Finalists include: James Foley, whose graphic novel BROBOT (Fremantle Press) has been shortlisted for Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work; Lee Battersby, whose novel Magrit is shortlisted for for Best Children's Fiction; Juliet Marillier, whose novel Den of Wolves has been shortlisted in the Best Fantasy Novel category; and Glenda Larke, also shortlisted in the Best Fantasy Novel category for Fall of the DaggerAlisa Krasnostein and Jonathan Strahan have each been shortlisted as editors in the Best Anthology category. 

Winners will be announced on 14 April.

For more information click here.