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Leigh Hay is a professional writer, editor and proof reader.

Leigh offers a full range of writing, editing and copy proofing services – including publishing assistance - for corporations, non-government organisations (NGOs), and individuals.

Leigh is also a published author and poet, and an experienced interviewer, broadcaster and book reviewer.

News items updated 13/11/2018.

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Leigh Hay has launched a new publishing venture. 

Tales from the Treehouse
is a boutique writers’ cooperative offering insightful books with messages of humour, whimsy, truth, respect, hope and imagination.

Leigh created the publishing name Tales from the Treehouse as a way of publishing and marketing books with small print runs for target audiences.

Tales from the Treehouse offers books that retell old stories or provide insights into new ones. Books with the logo Tales from the Treehouse are designed to appeal to discerning adults and imaginative kids who want to read inspiring stories or have inspiring stories read to them. Tales from the Treehouse sets out to create books that appeal to all ages, but also stories that are so loved they are remembered, handed down to the next generation, and never given away. Titles published by Tales from the Treehouse are packed full of quirky characters, engrossing stories, extravagant colour and sensitive pencil illustrations.

Tales from the Treehouse is all Australian and proud to be so.

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ABR Calibre Essay Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the thirteenth Calibre Essay Prize, Australia's premier prize for a non-fiction essay. They welcome essays of all kinds: personal or political, literary or speculative, traditional or experimental.

Entry is open to all essayists writing in English. Essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject.


Closes 14 January 2019


Tales from the Treehouse

A boutique writer's co operative website. Offering insightful books with messages of humour, truth, whimsy, respect, hope, and imagination.



Orange Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry performance competition


Orange Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry performance competition to be held in Orange NSW. For entry forms or further information go to our website.


Closes : 23 February 2018



Margaret Egan Young Writers Award

Aspiring young writers will have the opportunity to be inspired by two well-known local writers at an author talk, as part of the inaugural Margaret Egan Young Writers Award launch. The Margaret Egan Young Writers Award is open to people living in Hume, aged 15 to 18. Entrants need to submit a piece of non-fiction work of up to 2,000 words, for a chance to win a share of $1500 worth of prizes.

Closes 15 December 2018



The Australian Prose Poetry Anthology


In 2020 Melbourne University Press will be publishing an anthology of Australian prose poetry, entitled 'The Australian Prose Poetry Anthology'. This anthology will chart the trajectory of the Australian prose poetry from its beginnings to the present day, and will include about 150 works. Submissions from contemporary Australian prose poets will be considered for publication. Please note that all submissions MUST have been previously published in a journal, magazine, newspaper, anthology or volume of poetry (and please include these publication details in your submission).

Send submissions to: no later than 1 March 2019



Invitation to self-published writers.

Invitation to discuss marketing, distribution, support group.

Poetica Christi Press is seeking submissions from Koori poets.


Guest poets sought.
3CR Spoken Word radio programs.