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June 14, 2024

Renew your ASA membership: support us so we can support you

It’s that time of year – ASA memberships are due to renew on 30 June!

Whatever stage you’re at, the ASA is here to help you realise big ideas. Whether you need expert, personalised advice, legal support, one-on-one opportunities with publishers and agents, or discounted access to a professional development program, mentorship and resources designed to help you build a sustainable career, we can assist. Your support also enables us to advocate for writers and illustrators at industry and government levels on issues such as artificial intelligence, fair pay, fair contracts, and robust copyright protections. Nothing we do is possible without you.

Plus, all renewing members can enter the draw for one of our many literary prizes! See the details and entry instructions below.

Our renewal prizes

Members who renew their membership for the 2024-25 financial year can go in the running to win of our literary prizes! You must renew by 15 July to be eligible to win. To enter, email [email protected] with your membership number and the prize/s you’d like to win. The winners will be drawn randomly after 15 July.

Prize one:

A book pack from Affirm Press, including:

  • Smoke by Michael Brissenden
  • In Hot Water by Dr Paul E Hardisty
  • The Desert Knows Her Name by Lia Hills
  • Loving my Lying, Dying, Cheating Husband by Kerstin Pilz

Prize two:

A book pack from Allen & Unwin, including:

  • Hurdy Gurdy by Jenny Ackland
  • Mrs Hopkins by Shirley Barrett
  • The Last Trace by Petronella McGovern
  • Why Do Horses Run? by Cameron Stewart
  • Bright Objects by Ruby Todd

Prize three:

A book pack from Fremantle Press, including:

  • How to Avoid a Happy Life by Julia Lawrinson
  • Salt River Road by Molly Schmidt
  • Benang: From the Heart by Kim Scott
  • Death Holds the Key by Alexander Thorpe

Prize four:

A book pack from Pan Macmillan Australia, including:

  • The Paramedic Mindset by Leigh Anderson
  • Return to Sender by Lauren Draper
  • A Language of Limbs by Dylin Hardcastle
  • Heartsease by Kate Kruimink
  • Life & Crimes by Andrew Rule
  • Outrider by Mark Wales

Prize five:

A book pack from Pantera Press, including:

  • The Girl from Moscow by Julia Levitina
  • Together We Fall Apart by Sophie Matthiesson
  • Human? by Ziggy Ramo
  • Wed by the Wayside by Alana Valentine

Prize six:

A book pack from Text Publishing, including:

  • Faith, Hope and Carnage by Nick Cave
  • Restless Dolly Maunder by Kate Grenville
  • Things I Need You to Know by Nick Lamprell
  • Did I Ever Tell You This? by Sam Neill 

Prize seven:

A book pack from UQP, including:

  • Slutdom by Dr Hilary Caldwell
  • Yanga Mother by Cheryl Leavy and Christopher Bassi
  • Black Witness by Amy McQuire
  • Big Time by Jordan Prosser
  • Techno by Marcus Smith 

Prize eight:

A year’s subscription to Griffith Review.

Prize nine:

A three-issue subscription to Island magazine.

Prize ten:

A year’s complimentary membership to Kill Your Darlings and a copy of the latest New Australia Fiction.

Prize eleven:

A year’s subscription to Meanjin.

Prize twelve:

A year’s subscription to Overland Literary Journal.

Prize thirteen:

A year’s subscription to Westerly.

Prize fourteen:

One of three annual digital subscriptions to Australian Book Review.