It may save you time to refer to the FAQs in the next column before getting in touch.
Email Christine Farmer, 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.
Do you run any courses or programs for writers?
Occasionally, yes. If you would like to join a mailing list for 2017/18 programs, or for The Creativity Clinic, a collaboration offering new courses and programs for creatives formally launching in 2018, subscribe in the form at left, or follow us on Facebook here.
Do you run a mentorship program?
My mentoring program is full for 2017, but feel free to check again in 2018.
Can I interview you about your work?
Maybe! Please email Christine Farmer - ChristineF@allenandunwin.com - publicist at Allen & Unwin, to check.
Can you contribute to my anthology / magazine?
Not at the moment, unfortunately. I'm working full-time on several projects until the end of 2017.
Would you speak at my festival / event?
Possibly - email me to check. 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 December 2017 if you are still keen.
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 have to 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 January 2018. 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.