maria issarisMaria Issaris is a journalist, editor and community media specialist, researcher and writer. She has worked in community media for the past 15 years. During that time she also founded and was editor of an independent regional newspaper, and was the Editor and a journalist for Ethical Investor Magazine (specialising in sustainable technologies and ethical business practices). She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from Sydney University, and has worked on management and communication contracts in Qantas, Nine Network and several not-for-profit organisations, including CEO for the Royal Australian Historical Society.

You can visit Maria’s website at www.MariaIssaris.com

Articles by Maria…

Editing the Editor, or, more importantly, what Dave’s Fishing Column taught me about editing.

Editing the Editor, or, more importantly, what Dave’s Fishing Column taught me about editing.

Dave the fisher, from a small town on the far north coast of NSW taught me more about editing than anything else could. I have been in the writing industry most of my adult life. I have traded it for cash, used it to persuade, cajole, obfuscate, (both personally and ... Read More
Short Story Comps and You

Short Story Comps and You

Developing your author profile (note to self) Creating an author profile is important for writers who haven’t yet scored a big publishing deal. And entering/winning or even being a runner-up can be a huge asset in building a reputation. It really was like finding a treasure trove looking up the ... Read More
The genius of gut-driven publishing choices...

The genius of gut-driven publishing choices…

Thank God that people still insist - insist with the force of a kind of madness - to throw all thoughts of commercial success out the window and instead follow some unbridled chaotic inspiration that has nothing to do with sales/data/established traditions/funding requirements/popular approval/ratings ... Read More
The commercial imperative - and the whole beauty of ignoring it

The commercial imperative – and the whole beauty of ignoring it

The beauty of writing and the whole messy, vulnerable, seeing-the-world-from-your-guts place where the act of writing deposits you ... Read More
Grants for New Writers! Plus other stuff

Grants for New Writers! Plus other stuff

Many organisations offer grants for new writers. A Writers Grant info evening was recently held at NSW Writers Centre - here are the details ... Read More
xlibris

Exploring Xlibris

To be read you need to be published. And there’s the rub. Here's what happened when one writer contacted Xlibris, one the largest and most global of the self-publishing organisations ... Read More