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Emerging Writers’ Festival Launch: Accepted or Rejected

May 23rd, 2015

Episode 817 of 903 episodes

The Emerging Writers’ Festival launches its 2015 program with a game that puts you in the editor’s chair. How are written pieces deemed publishable? Do editors know what they’re doing? Is quality in the eye of the beholder? As four guests from this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival present their writing, it’s up to you to decide if the piece has previously been accepted or rejected for publication. Pick a side, and behold as the truth — and the Festival’s 2015 program — is finally revealed. The Emerging Writers’ Festival promotes the interests of emerging writers – to improve their opportunities for professional development as well as their engagement with the broader public. Each year, EWF brings writers, editors, publishers and performers together with readers for a festival that is an essential part of Australia’s literary calendar. Hosted by Emerging Writers’ Festival director Sam Twyford-Moore, with guests Jessica Yu, Oscar Schwartz, Amy Middleton and Chris Somerville.