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A 20/20 view of Townsville & Regions

In 2013 Writers in Townsville Society Inc. (WITS) will be celebrating 40 years as a writers group. During Queensland Writers week in October, we plan on launching an anthology: Working title –  A 20/20 view of Townsville & Regions.

Through the publication of this anthology we aim to promote the cultural & artistic aspects of Townsville & regions. The contents will include work from local writers & photographers and will be edited & designed by local artists. We are offering an opportunity for both published & unpublished writers to showcase their work.

The project will also provide a perfect opportunity for regional councils to work together with local artists to promote our unique North Queensland lifestyle.

  1. We aim to publish a high quality professionally presented anthology, with an attractive and eye catching cover featuring the community life of Townsville & regional areas: Burdekin & Dalrymple shires, Hinchinbrook & Palm Island. While we will be including iconic content we will be avoiding the tourist brochure application. Our focus will be on a fresh & vital approach.
  2. The content will be contemporary non-fiction stories consisting of articles & anecdotes (some humorous) depicting north Queensland lifestyle today & with some reference to the changing face of the region back as far as the 60s.
  3.  We anticipate a book of approximately 190 pages, with high quality photographs and poems to further illustrate the connection of the arts, interwoven throughout the book.
  4. Rather than focussing on a singular aspect of our region we are planning on a broad coverage for the anthology. This would include annual, artistic, cultural & sporting pursuits associated with north Queensland, as well as features with more emphasis on the essence of lifestyle in the individual regions.
  5. We will be inviting writers & photographers from Townsville & regions to submit suitable entries for possible inclusion.  If space permits we will include a small photo of contributor & a short bio.
  6. With the right blend of content we anticipate attracting a broad demographic readership. Our target market would be a) locals b) tourists c) visitors d) former residents of the area.
  7. Young writers (secondary & tertiary level) will be encouraged to contribute to the anthology.


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