GYMPIE region writers are working hard as they hone their manuscripts for the chance of an interview with a top Australian publisher or editor, thanks to a WriteFest initiative that closes this Sunday.
Boreen Point writer Ben Marshall is competing against dozens of authors from across the state, all vying for the chance to chat one-on-one with Allen & Unwin editor Rachael Donovan or Clan Destine Press publisher Lindy Cameron.
"I'm hoping to get advice about how I approach publishers and how best to present descriptions and summaries of the story in a way that enables a publisher to quickly grasp the gist of it," Mr Marshall, who has been a professional TV scriptwriter for nearly 20 years, said.
"It's a golden opportunity to learn what editors need from me as a writer and how to communicate effectively with them.
Mr Marshall produces a script for South Pacific Pictures and has previously written for Neighbours and several children's shows.
For more information go to bundywriters.com.