2021 HNSA Conference

The countdown is on to register for our HNSA 2021 Virtual Conference!

Join us in an online celebration of one of the world’s most popular genres over two weekends. 

Weekend One on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October features our Bootcamp and Publishing Program with tutors Kelly Gardiner, Pamela Hart, Sophie Masson and Nadine Davidoff.

Our popular 1:1 manuscripts assessments will be conducted by editors, Irina Dunn and Elena Gomez. Gillian Polack is offering her research and writing masterclass to small groups.


Weekend Two on Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October showcases over 70 speakers in our Main Conference Program with 27 sessions included.

As a huge bonus, interviews and panels in our Main Conference Program will be available to view on demand for 3 months after the conclusion of the event.


There will also be a chance to socialise in history themed Chat Salons and our Sex, Suspense and Sly Grog late night session. 

Our First Pages Pitch Contest also returns with $200 prize money and an Associate Membership to the Australian Society of Authors on offer. Hurry! There is a limit of 8 entries.


There is also a suite of 17 optional craft workshops from which to choose. These can be booked independently to the main conference program.

We will also have an online conference bookshop, thanks to our friends at Hill of Content.

Information on booking terms and conditions can be found here.

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