Free e-book for writers!

Multiple award-winning author Felicity Castagna has published an incredibly useful writing resource,  So You Want to be a Writer, available for free online access in e-book form.

The book is for writers who are just getting started or who may have already begun: it’s for writers who want to know how to submit to a magazine or literary journal and where to find the right one for their work; writers who need strategies for submitting to writing competitions and a list of ones to choose from; writers interested in blogging and online promotional spaces, writers who need advice on applying for fellowships, mentorships and residencies; and writers wanting to find a writing community.


So You Want to be a Writer? is available for free online access here and was launched as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival Suburban program along with an information panel of the same name.

About the Author

Felicity Castagna is the author of The Incredible Here and Now (Giramondo, 2013), which won the Prime Minister’s Literature Award (YA) and has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literature Awards, the WA Premier’s Book Awards, The Adelaide Festival Literature Award and The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of the short story collection,  Small Indiscretions: Stories of Travel in Asia (Transit Lounge, 2011) and A Brief History of The Boat (Giramondo, forthcoming 2017).

Her work has been produced for ABC Radio National and ABC television. She has also written for journals and newspapers such as Heat, The Age, The Sun Herald, Island, Wet Ink and Award Winning Australian Writing.

Felicity is a former high school English teacher who has many years experience in teaching creative writing workshops in schools, writing centres, universities and other institutions and also works as a community arts worker, editor and writing mentor. She was the National Ambassador for Literacy Week 2015 and a recipient of the Varuna Publisher Introduction Fellowship. Felicity holds a PhD from the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University.

For more information on Felicity Castagna and her work, visit her website: