Standard rates and writer appearance fees for my literary services, which include commissioned writing, poetry competition judging, poetry editing, manuscript assessment, proofreading, self-publishing, performances, readings, author talks, compering, event organisation, workshops, courses and private lessons.

Standard rates: for school and corporate workshops, performances or appearances I ask $100 per hour; for all other services I ask $50 per hour; for travel and waiting-around time I ask $40 per hour. Poetry feedback and editing usually takes 30–45 minutes for an average poem of 20–60 lines. I offer concession rates to those who need them.

Limited funding?

If you’re a non-profit organisation with limited funding — or a poor person whose writing makes my spine tingle — I may be willing to negotiate a reduced rate or some other arrangement, so please feel free to contact me about your project.

My performances are free for charitable groups. I will usually perform free for non-profit organisations who will let me display and sell my books at their event.


If you have a larger project (such as a long manuscript or an all-day event), I can give you a quote. Please give me an idea of your budget.

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The above rates are in Australian dollars. They are current at August 2018 and are subject to change.

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