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Grindstone International Novel Prize 2019

Congratulations to Sarah Hawthorn, short-listed in the final eight nominated in the Grindstone International Novel Prize 2019, for her upcoming 'Postmark Guernsey, 1945', a nomination recognising Sarah's steady development as a fine, rapidly emerging writer. NAC is confident 2020 will be her year ...! (191217)


NAC's Push Offshore

Author Steve Rogers’ recent US success underpins the steady rise in Australian crime writers' popularity offshore.

Working closely with publishers in the UK & US in particular, NAC is looking for authors to join our list, writing in the 'Aussie noir', 'Outback crime', 'bush noir', ‘outback noir’, ‘sunburnt noir’, ‘red dirt crime’ and ‘Southern Cross crime' sub-categories.

Committed to being the very best writers you may be in this space, if you or someone you know has a thoroughly edited, fully completed manuscript ready for proofing, please contact NAC. (191216)


Moonshine Cove Publishing USA signs Steve Rogers

Western Australian author Steve Rogers signs with USA publisher, Moonshine Cove, in a world-rights deal for his latest novel.

'Death in a Matchbox' is his third full length work of commercial fiction, the second in the Carter de Freitas series featuring Elise, Carter's young painting companion, and Carpenter, such a cool dude of a three-legged dog.

An Australian outback 'red dirt' mystery set in the eastern goldfields region of Australia's Outback, 'Death in a Matchbox' is scheduled for October 2020 release.

Michael Cybulski, Director, New Authors Collective explains - “(This is) ... such a highly satisfying result for NAC, who believe so strongly in Steve's potential as writer in this space, in a style particularly popular with male and female readers from their 40's onwards. Not just the first NAC author, writing in the 'red dirt' and 'Australian Outback crime', space to be published, Steve is also the first to be signed out of the US'.

A successful independent American publisher based in Abbeville, South Carolina, Moonshine Cove is a small traditional house with a fine record of launching emerging writers' careers into the US market. (191217)

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Andrea Barton - NAC Editorial

A fine emerging author in her own right, Andrea Barton joins NAC’s editorial team as ’Nonfiction Editorial Head'.

Working together with Denise Harris and Sue Anderson, the team in NAC Editorial bring considerable expertise to support authors as they develop their craft as writers of adult fiction and nonfiction, along with a select group of children's, middle grade and YA’s authors. (190930)

Sue Anderson - NAC Editorial

Some 15 months since joining Denise Harris in NAC Editorial, Sue Anderson's remit expands to include a select group of children's authors, and others on NAC's Adult Fiction list. 

This expanded role reflects Sue's long-time personal interest in children's development, and her career as educator. (190906)

Transit Lounge signs Sarah Hawthorn

This week, emerging author Sarah Hawthorn signed a two-book, world-rights deal with award-winning Melbourne publisher, Transit Lounge.

Her debut novel, a psychological thriller set in New York, London and Sydney, is slated for release early 2021.

“NAC is thrilled to have found the perfect home for Sarah’s novel. Our review panel showed enormous enthusiasm for this book and under Sue Anderson’s direction helped Sarah polish her final draft,” said Michael Cybulski, Director, New Authors Collective.

Transit Lounge will provide full editorial and publicity support, as well as having first option on Sarah’s next work. (190828)

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Stephen Pollock Joins NAC

Stephen has had eight short stories published in literary journals including Cracked Eye and Regime, has won two UK short story competitions (Darker Times) and was short-listed in the To Hull and Back short story anthology. His poetry has been published in the Brisbane Speed Poets journal. Stephen is now turning his attention to full-length fiction with a strong Scottish flavour. He has a background in news editorial. (190705)

NAC Non-Fiction Appointment

Progressing from the announcement below, we have great pleasure announcing Andrea Barton's appointment to NAC Non-fiction Editorial, where she will be focused on Adult works w.e.f. 1/05/2019.

For more information go to (190502)


Miles Hunt Joins NAC

We welcome Miles to NAC’s list of authors, with his fifth book since finishing an Arts/Law degree in 2007, a fascinating dystopian novel now completing NAC’s review process. Since gaining his degree Miles travelled extensively, studied philosophy, performed stand-up comedy and sketch shows at the Sydney and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, ran for the Senate in the Federal Parliament and worked as a lawyer. He recently moved into part time work to pursue a writing career. (190501) 

NAC Nonfiction

Sebastian Handley's influential inside story of 'Brexit, How the Nobodies Beat the Somebodies' was the first nonfiction work sold by NAC.   

As the number of such works represented by NAC grows our 'NAC Nonfiction' initiative aims to attract authors with strong public profiles, rich and varied experiences, stories to intrigue and entertain the world. 

'NAC Nonfiction' will parallel 'NAC Fiction' and 'NAC Children', and in its early stages will be headed by CEO, Michael Cybulski.

Jenny Walsh & Lesley Hammond will now join Sebastian, relating many unique experiences over 30 years' world travel in pursuit of their ever-popular 32 natural history documentaries and, now, several feature films. Their planned book series for children will sit with NAC's children's works (DA Doraisamy's 'Action Series', Sarah East's 'Because You're You!', Steve Rogers 'Don't Pick Your Nose, Leo').

Update - the keenly anticipated follow up to Sebastian Handley's work on Brexit is on track to publishers May 2019. (190321)

Documentary Producers Join NAC's List

Internationally respected Australian film & TV producers Jenny Walsh and Lesley Hammond have joined NAC’s list, with a planned series of works covering their travels in pursuit of their documentary subjects across countries in six continents. Will Antarctica be next ....?! Watch this space! (190321)

Your Agent Does What?

Posted by Andrea Barton on joining New Authors Collective, her blog sets out her expectations  - Five Reasons to Sign With a Literary AgentTake a look .... (181206)

Andrea Barton Joins NAC

We are delighted to welcome Andrea Barton, author of adult and children's fiction, to New Authors Collective list. Repatriated to Melbourne, Australia after 13 years in Nigeria, USA and Qatar, her current project is a mystery series featuring an expat spouse. (181206)

Rhona Dunwoodie's 'It's All About Melinda' to be Published!

Olympia Publishers UK announces November 29th as publication date for this thought-provoking work dealing with teen bi-polar disorder. A fascinating story in its own right, we believe 'It's All About Melinda' will have great appeal as a schools' educational aid and reference work. (181115)

3rd in Series to be Published!

'Maddie and the King of Paradise', Bill East's third and final book in the Maddie series of psychological thrillers, is set to be published 15th November. For those who like to see girls get their own back, this series is for you. Order now to ensure you have the whole series in time for Christmas.(181101)

Michel Vimal du Monteil Joins NAC

Michel, a dual Australian/French citizen now living and writing at Emerald Beach NSW, recently joined NAC's growing list of authors. His engrossing Australian thriller, with its an original plot based around the northern Sydney beaches, southern NSW and FNQ is completing NAC's review process currently, and will soon be on its way to publishers. We have much pleasure welcoming Michel to NAC's list. (181025)

Published! 2nd of 5 in the Series

After 'Action Africa' comes 'Action India', the second of Denise Doraisamy's Action Series of five books, published early September. This will be followed before Christmas by the remainder of the series, for children 10-13 years age. Formal NSW launch was September 8th. (180904)

So, your book receives a great 'Review'?

The best way to get the good news 'out there' is to post the review, or a link to the review, on your own website, blog, Face Book page, Instagram etc. Then ask NAC to put a link to the review straight to the Review page on your site via your NAC Authors Page. (180818)


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