It may save you time to refer to the FAQs in the next column before getting in touch.
Email Louise Cornege, Allen & Unwin
Ph + 61 2 8425 0100
US & Canada
Email Rachael Small, Europa Editions
Ph 212 868 6844
Email Frances Owen, Atlantic / A&U UK
Ph +4420 7269 1623
Contact Charlotte directly by clicking here.
JENNY DARLING & ASSOCIATES
PO Box 5328
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Ph +61 3 9696 7750
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your books available outside Australia?
The Natural Way of Things is published in the United Kingdom by Allen & Unwin UK and North America by Europa Editions. New editions will be published in Dutch, German, Polish, Turkish, French and Spanish in 2017. Other books may be purchased from a number of Australian booksellers for delivery overseas. Please try Booktopia, Better Read than Dead, Avid Reader, Readings or Gleebooks.
Can I interview you about your work?
Maybe! Please contact Louise Cornege, publicist at Allen & Unwin, by emailing email@example.com, to check.
Can you contribute to my anthology / magazine?
Not at the moment, unfortunately. I'm working full time as the Charles Perkins Centre writer-in-residence and am not available for other writing proposals until mid-2017.
Would you speak at my festival / event?
Not for the foreseeable future, sadly. A full-time residency at the Charles Perkins Centre means I'm unavailable for other speaking engagements until mid-2017.
For future reference, if you're unsure of fees to pay writers for appearances and speaking engagements, please see the Australian Society of Authors' recommended rates here.
Would you write a piece for my publication or blog?
Not right now but get in touch after June 2017 if you are still keen.
Do you run a mentorship program?
I won't be doing any mentoring for the next 12 months - check this website around mid 2017 to see if this has changed.
Will you write a cover blurb for my / my author's book?
It's flattering to be asked, but for many reasons I write cover endorsements very, very rarely. Unfortunately I'll almost certainly decline your request.
Will you teach a workshop at my festival / university / school?
See above re timing and the next half year - I'm tied up until at least June 2017. I do teach, but not very often; just note that my workshop fees are generally higher than those listed in the ASA recommended speaking and teaching rates here. If you don't have a good budget for teaching it's unlikely I can help out.
Can you help me get my book published?
Unfortunately not. There are many excellent places for writers to go to improve their skill and chances of publication by improving their work - in Australia, try the Australian Society of Authors or the writers' centre in your state or capital city. Many major publishers now have days of the week during which they are happy to receive unsolicited submissions - check their websites for details.