Student Success Stories


CopywritingNZ Writers College students were featured in the Sunday Star Times twice here: Journalism students and Short Story Writing students.

New Zealand writers who studied at NZ Writers College made recent headlines by winning writing awards or getting published: Suzanne Main, Helen Yuretich, Stefanie Attwood and Trish Nicholson.

Read short interviews with some of our past students here.

Below are success stories from our students from around the world.


 



 
Short Story 100 Advanced Magazine Journalism student Rochelle Sewell's road rage article is the cover story in Your Weekend magazine. It's also inserted in Dom Post, Christchurch Press and Waikato Times papers.
Stanzas Ashleigh James has managed to get her first poem published in the literary magazine Stanzas. This is an amazing start after completing the first module of the Introduction to Poetry Course.
dark traces Martin Steyn completed the Write a Novel Course back in 2011. His thriller, Dark Traces (Lapa Publishers) is now in bookstores. Well done, Martin!
A skylark flies Robyn Cotton is a graduate of the Write a Novel Course in New Zealand. Her book A Skylark Flies was just released by DayStar Books.
Scriptwriting100 James Collins completed the Scriptwriting Course with Karen Jeynes. His script 'Red Handed' that he wrote on the course has been shortlisted in the London Greek Film Festival.
Little-treasures-2017 Michelle Dsouza, a graduate of the Basics of Feature Writing Course, has had an  article published by Little Treasures Magazine. She wrote: "Just wanted to let you know that my article got published! ...They've titled it, "The Great Dummy Debate". This course was amazing. I loved doing it."
Motor-Caravanner Katrina Tikey's article "Holidaying with four-legged friends" has been published in The Motor Caravanner magazine. Katrina completed the Magazine Journalism Course.
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Kathy Servian self published her first novel 'Peak Hill' under the name KA Servian on Amazon in September 2016 and her second novel is in final editing hopefully ready to be published in February. Kathy completed the beginners and advanced creative writing courses with us in 2015/16.

Well done Kathy!



 
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Glenn McGoldrick has won third place in the Bookers Corner Writing Competition. Glenn has had numerous publishing successes since being a student on the Writing Short Stories for Magazines Course.


 
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Johanna Handley wrote to tell us that her novel The Burning of Juniper Slaide has been accepted for publication by Rudlinghouse Publishers. She has been signed to write a trilogy for them, and is currently touring the UK, with her first book signing at Surrey Waterstones.
 
Johanna wrote to her tutor on the Write a Novel Course, Alex Smith: "I really wanted to say thank you so much for the invaluable guidance you gave me at the start of my writing journey. I had a lot to learn about writing, and I'm so glad I learnt it from you. Your encouragement and feedback on my writing helped me to keep going and get to where I am now. Thank you so much, again!"



 
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Rochelle Sewell's story on workplace bullying is being published in Employment Today magazine. Rochelle is a graduate of the Magazine Journalism Course.


 
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Jane Dotchin is a student on the Writing Short Stories for Magazines Course. Her short story called 'Tonight We Not Get Teargas' will be published by Fictive Dreams. What's more, her story 'The Gift'  has been accepted by The Literateur, a highbrow online magazine.


 
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Congratulations to Louis Wiid for having his first novel, Submerged, published by Jacana Media. Louis completed our Write a Novel course under Alex Smith.

 
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Glenn McGoldrick - a graduate of the Short Story for Magazines Course - is on a roll. He just had a story accepted by Scribble in the UK, one of the few magazines in the UK devoted entirely to short stories. A real feather in his literary cap!


 
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Rochelle Sewell, a graduate of the Magazine Journalism Course, will see her article titled ‘The (Other) Oldest Profession’ published in Little Treasures Magazine.




 
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Sophie Wong completed the Magazine Journalism Course at NZ Writers College. Her excellent article on Empty Nest Syndrome was published by Parenting Magazine. Read it here:
 
http://www.theparentingplace.com/featured-magazine-articles/what-kind-of-empty-nester-will-you-be/. 







 
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Marie Ashdown completed the Magazine Journalism Course at NZ Writers College. Her heart-warming story was published in Irish Central, a New York based online publication.  Irish Central has a monthly readership of 3.5 million and over 450,000 'likes' on their Facebook page. Read the story here:
 
- http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/travel/St-Patricks-Day-miracle-how-a-New-Zealander-in-Iowa-found-a-missing-Denver-man.html. 






 
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Michelle Peart, a past student on the Write a Novel Course in New Zealand, has had a 10 000 word story accepted for publication, as well as a second story commissioned.




 
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Pattie Pegler is studying Magazine Journalism. Her article on anger management has been accepted for publication by Next magazine.
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Moira Smart completed the Travel Writing Course. Her article on Namibia was recently published in the Sunday Times Travel.

 
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Christi Smit self-published his novel Gamma Nine on smashwords. Christi is a graduate of the Basics of Creative Writing Course at The Writers College, the Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, and the Grammar for Writers Course.



 
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Monique Reymer, who is currently studying on the Short Story Writing for Magazines Course, has had a story accepted for publication by Mindfood magazine, a prestigious life style magazine in New Zealand and Australia.



 
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Gareth Ward - a graduate of the Write a Novel Course – has won the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for his manuscript, sponsored by Walker Books Australia and open to published and unpublished writers.  
 
“The judges were delighted to find that the author of The Sin Chronicles: New Blood was a new writer of great talent,” said Tessa Duder.  “His steampunk novel set in Victorian England is great fun, with a series very likely.”    
 
Gareth wrote his novel under the mentorship of Alex Smith on the Write a Novel Course in New Zealand.



 
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Glenn McGoldrick completed the Short Story Writing for Magazines Course. He has had a short story accepted for publication by Short Story Me, an Internet  short story site.

 
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Hayley Barrett completed the Novel and Advanced Novel Courses with Sonny Whitelaw in 2014. Her second novel, A Silhouette in the Night, has been accepted by Double Dragon Publishing for publication in September.

 
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Helen Glenny has had a couple of articles accepted for publication following her completion of  the Magazine Journalism Course at NZ Writers College. She has just been offered a job as the health writer for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. Well done Helen!
 
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Well done to Megan Frith. Two of her stories were published in Horizons 2 - an anthology compiled by the Top of the South branch of NZ Society of Authors.
 
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Lourens Durand had his article, 'Look Deep into Nature', written on the Basics of Feature Writing Course, published by Voices for Biodiversity online.

 
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Glenn McGoldrick, who has had a story "A Little Drama" accepted for online publication by http://www.short-story.me/. Glenn was a student on the Writing Short Stories for Magazines Course.
 
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Helen Glenny's article, "Redesigning the Ageing Brain", will be published in Living Well magazine. Helen is a graduate of the Magazine Journalism Course at NZ Writers College.
 
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Lucy Hodgson was published in North & South Magazine. She won the reader's word competition for her piece "Hymn to Homonyms". Lucy is currently a student on the Advanced Write a Novel Course.
 
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Emma Richardson's excellent story "The Forgotten Species: Why We Need Seaweed", was published in Forest and Bird magazine. Emma completed the Magazine Journalism Course at NZ Writers College.
 
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Well done to Megan Otto who recently completed our Magazine Journalism course. Megan's article "Sit, Stay talk" from the SPCA's 'Animals' Voice' is being published in the Nov/Summer edition.
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Excellent news from one of our graduates of the Writers College Travel Writing Course. Moira Swart won the competition "Readers World" in the Travel Weekly supplement in the Sunday Times
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Well done to Megan Frith. She has been shortlisted for the 2015 Page and Blackmore Short Story Competition. Megan completed our Short Story course and is now doing the Write a Novel course.
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Suzanne Main completed the Basics of Creative Writing course with us back in 2012. She contacted us with an update on her writing success.
 
'My book, How I Alienated my Grandma, is officially being launched on 29 March at the Storylines Award Presentation in Auckland as it was the 2014 winner of the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon award.
 
You can see the book on Scholastic’s new release page: http://www.scholastic.co.nz/publishing/newreleases.php
There is also an author feature on Scholastic’s website here: http://www.scholastic.co.nz/publishing/author/index.php
 
How I Alienated my Grandma’ is already available in paperback in many New Zealand bookstores (such as the independents, Whitcoulls, PaperPlus and the Warehouse). It will also be on sale in Australia from April.
 
I remain very grateful for the training I received from Helen Brain."
 
All the best,
Suzanne Main
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Ishara Maharaj completed the Write a Novel Course with Alex Smith at the Writers’ College. Her novel has been accepted for publication by Modjaji Press. Congratulations Ishara.
Short Story 100 Bronwyn King completed the Short Story Course in 2008 with Ginny Swart, and also signed up for the Novel Course. She now works as a freelance editor and journalist at Gazelle Editing and has clients such as the National Arts Council and Anglo American.

Bronwyn says: “It takes time; you have to be patient and really persevere. I am really proud of what I have done even though it took so long. I am actually making a living from my writing now.”
Novel Writing100 Hayley Barrett graduated from the Advanced Novel Writing Course at NZ Writers’ College, tutored by the award-winning author Sonny Whitelaw. She has just signed a contract with Double Dragon Publishing for her YA novel, Into Darkness.
Short Story 100 Megan Frith studied Literary Short Story Writing at NZ Writers’ College. Her short story "Scars" came first in the 2014 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition.
SPASIFIK Fady Zaki completed the Magazine Journalism Course at NZ Writers’ College. His article was accepted for publication by Spasifik magazine.
Short Story Alexander Altman is the pen name of a recent graduate of the Grammar Skills Course. His short story The Clock Struck War was published by Mardibooks http://www.mardibooks.com/clock-struck-war/, while another story was accepted for publication in Myriad Tales. Alexander was recently shortlisted in the CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, and was a runner-up in an international writing competition for his story The Quiet Room.
Storylines Suzanne Main, who completed The Basics of Creative Writing Course in 2012, won the 2014 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award. Her book for children - How I Alienated My Grandma - will be published by Scholastic. A huge congratulations to Suzanne.
Idealog Carl Beck completed the Magazine Journalism Course in 2013. His article was accepted for publication in Idealog Magazine.
Writing for the Web Zelda Fourie completed the Writing for the Web Course. She now writes articles for Caxton Publishers for East Rand and online.
Mag-J- Ansie van der Walt completed the Copy-editing and Proofreading Course and the Magazine Journalism Course at The Writers' College. She has been accepted as an associate editor at Katy Mc Devitt Editorial Services. Ansie has also created an excellent author platform online to showcase her published articles. Find her here: http://www.ansievanderwalt.com/.
Readers-Digest Elizabeth Robbertze, who completed the Magazine Journalism Course, was runner-up in the Readers Digest '100-Word Story Competion'. Her work will be published in the upcoming April Edition. Well done Liz!
Memories Janet Hart completed the Magazine Journalism Course in May 2012. Since then she has had a number of articles published on the website Kiwiboomers.  The Nelson, Marlborough lifestyle magazine WildTomato  published one of her articles, and more recently Canterbury’s lifestyle magazine Latitude published another. The Kiwi historical magazine Memories has just accepted an article for their early 2014 edition.  Two more articles are in the pipeline.
 
Novel Writing Christine Wardle completed the Write a Novel and Advanced Write a Novel Course, studying with Sonny Whitelaw. Her novel Beneath the Perfect World was accepted for publication by Oceanbooks.
Child-book Sheritha Singh completed the ‘Write a Book for Children Course’ with the Writers’ College. Her YA novel Cherish has been accepted for publication by Canadian publisher, Breathless Press. Sheritha has also had her short story Witch Apprentice accepted for publication by Breathless Press for their Crimson Anthology.
Writing for the Web Trevor Delaney completed the Web Writing Course in 2011. He has several blogs; here are two samples of the writing he has done since completing the course:
 
www.homeherbgardens.wordpress.com  
www.chilliesblog.wordpress.com  
Inside-Stories Past student of the Short Story Course, Trish Nicholson, has a new book out on Amazon: Inside Stories for Writers and Readers. Writers, you'll enjoy this one as it's packed with writing tips and analyses. 
Good 2Magazine(copy) Esta Chappell recently completed the Magazine Journalism Course with Sarah Lang as her tutor. Her article about taxonomy titled 'What's in a Name?' was published in Good magazine.
Poetry Susan Green is a recent graduate of the Introduction to Poetry Course, working with Owen Bullock. She sent five poems to Blackmail Press, an NZ online journal, and they accepted all five for publication. Well done Susan.
Short Story Aaron Ure won our 2011 NZ Writers' College Short Story Competition. His story 'Regrets' is a finalist in the Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers 2013 - Best Short Story written in English. Congratulations Aaron.
Durban-Zone Liz Robbertze wrote an article about the Comrades Marathon in the online magazine Durban Zone, called 'Those were days my Comrades'.
FromApesToApps Past student Trish Nicholson's latest book out, From Apes to Apps, published by Collca.
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Suzanne Main completed the Basics of Creative Writing Course. She wrote an adventure story for boys (9 - 11 years old) called How I Alientated My Grandma. It will be published by Scholastic in New Zealand. She was also the winner of the 2014 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award.
Short Story Ayesha Ally on the Short Stories for Magazines Course has had a story published in ALI - an e-zine for the Ido language.
Woman-and-Home Belinda Mountain is a graduate of the Magazine Journalism Course. Her beautiful article titled ‘A Mother’s Legacy’ appeared in the May 2012 issue of Woman and Home magazine.
Short Story 100 Joanne Ganley  completed the Advanced Grammar for Writers Course. She was one of six winners in the 2012 Te Papa Tupu Writers competition, supported by Huia publishers. There is a substantial prize package, including a mentor, writing workshops and a trip to Wellington.
Country-Bumpkin Ansie van der Walt completed the Magazine Journalism Course and has gone on to land a position as Assistant Editor at Country Bumpkin Publishers, an Australian company.
Merise Angelique Noll completed the Magazine Journalism Course. She sold articles to the Natural Health Journal, Vrouekeur, two short stories in Vrouekeur, one story to Merise (Australia) and two articles for Merise about immigration.
Short Story 100 Eleanor Talbot completed the Literary Short Fiction Course in 2012. She has had three stories accepted for publication at three different publications.
Choices Hilary Murray approached us for a manuscript critique in 2011. Writing as Galia Ryan, her first novel Choices was released in October 2012, and two follow-up novels were accepted for publication as well.
Short Story 100 Alesha Ally, who is on her fifth assignment in the Short Story Writing for Magazines Course, is having her stories published as serials in a publication called The Phoenix Pulse. She now has her own column, called The Phoenix Pen and the first one they are using is her second assignment which she made into a dramatic page-turner.
ALLAS mag full Jennifer Copeland completed our Short Story Writing for Magazines course. She recently had her story called 'Finding You' accepted by Allas magazine - a Swedish publication.
Fairlady-lh Sharon Roberts completed our Magazine Journalism Course, and sold her first article to Fair Lady magazine.
earthworks-mag Congratulations to Georgie Chennells who has had her first article published in earthworks magazine. You can view her piece here (1MB).
Travel Writing Ann Huston completed our Travel Writing Course in August 2012. She had her travel piece on Woodville published in the Manawatu Standard. You can read it here (1MB). Ann has also had her article 'You can lead a teenager to a volcano but you can't make him climb it' published in the Herald on Sunday. They have also agreed to use another article by her too. The summer edition of Que will also be publishing her piece about traveling with children.
Her-Magazine Amanda Bidwell completed the Magazine Journalism Course and has had her article on blogging accepted by Her Magazine. Congratulations Amanda!
NZ-Fitness-Mag Andrea Stitson completed the Short Story Writing Course. She has had a story accepted by NZ Fitness magazine titled 'Cycling in Bolivia - the World's Most Dangerous Road'. This year Andrea also started running creative writing workshops with girls aged 10-12 years and they're putting together a writing newsletter provisionally titled Story Central. These classes have been so popular that Andrea's been asked to carry on for ten more workshops in 2012.
M1CoverDigital Juanne Pierre de Abreu has been writing a column in The Exit since May 2011. He is also a features writer and columnist for a brand new lifestyle magazine due out for release at the end of December called M Magazine. Look out for that one!
Short Story 100 Congratulations to Trish Nicholson who has been concentrating on her writing and has had a great year. Trish was commissioned to write a series of bite-sized travel books for Collca, with the first one being released in November. She also submitted a proposal for a book to two literary agents who both requested sample chapters - another bidding war, perhaps?
And as a result of setting up her own website (with 20,000 views so far) Trish has been asked to write a guest column on three other writers' sites in UK and USA.
Travel-Ideas2 Janet Kleyn's article 'A butcher's hook around London's East End' is being considered for publication in Travel Ideas Magazine. She completed the Travel Writing Course.
Odyssey Nicky Pearce's article, 'Work with your skin, not against it' was accepted by Odyssey magazine.
indwe-jun2012 Keren Hoy's piece, entitled 'Bags of Talent' was published in the October issue of Indwe, the in-flight magazine for SA Express.
  Stephanie Attwood tied for third place with our very own David Hamilton in the NZ Writers College competition. Stephanie was also runner-up in the BNZ Literary Awards with her story 'The Letterbox', and received special commendation in the Firstwriter Competition. 'The Letterbox' will be published in Issue 20 of Firstwriter Magazine. Stephanie also met two editors at the NZ Romance Writers conference and they both asked to read the first three chapters of her novel. Hopefully there'll be a bidding war starting soon... fingers crossed, Steph!
vision-magazine Darrel Hofland has had articles and stories accepted by a South African Christian Magazine called Vision
Child-book-100 Heather Beers completed the Write a Children's Book Course and had one of her 1000-word assignments published in the US. Find her story, entitled 'Party Monsters' here.
countrylife magazine 1 Jolene du Plessis's article, 'Sutherland: SALT of the Earth', was published in Country Life.
Alice mag Zunia Boucher-Myers, a graduate of our Magazine Journalism Course, now writes for a magazine called 'Alice' as their 'lifestyle/cooking/ features writer.
http://www.alicemagazine.co.za/Alice/Issue_03.html Well done Zunia!
Peoples-friend Canadian student on the Short Story Writing Course Jennifer Copeland has had a story, "Table for Two" accepted by Peoples Friend. It's notoriously difficult to get fiction accepted by magazines, so a massive congratulations to Jennifer.
  Mark Scheepers was the recipient of a bursary from The Writers' College in 2010. His play, 'Sugar Daddies rot your teeth', has been nominated as a finalist in the Maskew Millar Longman Youth Literature prize for 2012. It will be published as part of an anthology in September.
Oprah magazine 1 For anyone who bought the O, the Oprah Magazine in January, our short story writing student, Kirti Ranchod, was featured looking gorgeous and glam, as the winner of the O Magazine Short Story Competition. We are over the moon with her achievement.
Country-life--July Christine Jefferey, who completed our Travel Writing course last year has had her first article accepted for the December issue of Country Life. In the same week she also received the go ahead for an article on down syndrome babies for the Living and Loving magazine (October issue) to coincide with the World Down Syndrome Conference being held in Cape Town. Well done Christine!
Takahe-mag Andy Evans, who completed the Basics of Creative Writing course and the Literary Short and Flash Fiction course, recently had his first short story, The Wooden Hills, published in Takahé magazine.
Short Story 100 Helen Yuretich won the Heartland Short Story Competition - a New Zealand writing competition judged this year by award-winning novelist, William Taylor. Helen completed the Short Story Course with Ginny Swart in 2010.
webausten Widaad Munga, who completed the  Short Story Writing Course in 2008, was shortlisted for the Jane Austen Short Story Award in the UK.
Child-book-100 Heather Beers, who completed the Write a Children’s Book Course, had a children’s short story published at www.knowonder.com. Read her story here

Heather also sold a children's story to an online magazine (www.bumples.com) - her first sale in writing.
Woman-and-home Belinda Mountain is a graduate of the Magazine Journalism Course. Her beautiful article titled ‘A Mother’s Legacy’ appeared in the May 2012 issue of Woman and Home magazine.
Scriptwriting100 Chelsea Haith, a graduate of the Basics of Creative Writing for High School Students, is currently in her last year of school. She has written (and is directing) a play called 'The Punishment', being performed at the Wits Theatre on 28 May. Congratulations Chelsea!
Short Story 100 Trish Nicholson, a former Short Story Course graduate, keeps notching up the successes on the writing front. Trish won first prize in the Flash500 competition, after four stories were shortlisted during the year. She won first prize in the "shorter story" at Winchester Writers Conference UK as well as runner up in the "short story" category. Two of her stories were commended in the South Island Writers Association competition.

A finalist in both the HE Bates UK competition and the Neil Gunn UK competition, Trish is one of our most successful creative writing graduates yet. Read some writing advice from Trish here.
the-big-issue Michelle Nothling, on the Advanced Magazine Journalism Course, had a seven-page feature article on human trafficking published in The Big Issue – a superb achievement.
Good-Magazine Jackie Clarke completed the Magazine Journalism Course in 2011. Her article called ‘Striking a Pose’ appeared in the May issue of Good Magazine. Well done Jackie!
Mag-J-100 Emma Gatman, a recent graduate of our Magazine Journalism Course, recently had an article published for Crossfit Games, an online webzine, and an offer for further work from the editor there (always a good thing!). Read her article here:
Child-book-100 Elsa van Nieuwenhuyzen received an offer for publication of a picture book she started to write during the "Write a Children's Book" course. The publishers are Ilitha Publishers.
Travel-Ideas Jo Hedges completed our Magazine Course a while back and was approached by an in-house magazine Travel Ideas to write an editorial for them.
TriathleteSA Tanya Laubscher has completed several of our courses over the years and is now a regular writer for Triathlete SA.
Little_Treasures_Cover Natalie Maddigan completed the Magazine Journalism Course in March 2011. Her article  was sold to Little Treasures and will appear in the August edition. Natalie also sold a piece about Teething that will be in the June edition.
Destiny Magazine Jennifer Davies completed the Advanced Magazine Journalism Course. Her article on Siblings was sold to Destiny Magazine and will be in the October 2010 issue. She has also had an article about Bipolar disorder accepted for Fairlady for the December 2010 edition.
Offroad and Adventure Mag Jo Hedges' article for has been accepted by Quad and Outdoor Adventure SA. Jo completed the Magazine Journalism course in June.
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Rosanne Turner completed the Travel Writing Course back in 2008. She recently updated us with some of her latest work. Rosanne was commissioned to write a feature article for the Holland Herald (Inflight magazine for KLM) She has two articles published in the June edition of Explore SA. Rosanne had her article on Margot Janse, chef at Le Quartier Francais in Morning Calm, Air Korea's in flight magazine.

Rosanne also writes articles for the website www.travelintelligence.com.

 
NZ_HOUSE_AND_GARDEN_1.jpeg Shannon Hunt completed the Advanced Course in Magazine Journalism. She had one article published in Cafe Magazine, and one in NZ House & Garden Magazine.
cover_club_may_2010_c_1.png Choice Mpanza's article was accepted for the Foschini Club Magazine for June 2010.
fitness_mag_1.jpg Karen Taylor-Vermaak's article, "Carbs", was published in the Fitness Magazine May/June edition.
femina_july09_1.jpg Jennifer Davies' article, "Bookivore's Crash Diet", was published in the Femina, February 2010 edition.
Oprah_magazine_1.jpg Angela Horn's article, "The Upside of Downsizing", was published by O, the Oprah Magazine for their November issue.
freshliving_magazine_1.jpg Widaad Pangarker's article on Sibongile Khumalo was published in Fresh Living Magazine in May 2009. She has also had two articles published in Amani in September 2009.

Widaad completed the Short Story Writing Course in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Jane Austen Literary Prize. She had a story published in Wicked, Issue 6, April 2008.
destiny_magazine_1.jpg Micheline Kabuyo's article, "Can A Pre-Nup Be Good For Your Marriage?" has been accepted for publication by Destiny Magazine in March 2010.
countrylife_magazine_1.jpg Adriaan Odendaal's article on Malmesbury was published in in Country Life for their November 2009 issue.
capetownschild_1.jpg Hannah Kaye's article on Autism and Nutrition was accepted for publication in Cape Town's Child for their October 2009 issue.
august_cover_208_100w.jpg Jennifer Davies, currently on the Advanced Course in Magazine Journalism, had her article "Kick Butt: Naturally" published in the August 2009 issue of Fairlady Magazine.
oprah_1.jpg Nicky Pantland's article "Laugh Yourself Happy" was accepted for publication by O, the Oprah Magazine for their October 2009 issue.
FMH.jpg Kevin Willemse's article on eco cars was accepted for publication by FHM in 2009.
menshealthmag_1.jpg Melina van Scharrenburg had her 2009 article about high-fliers using cocaine to become super-achievers accepted for publication in Men's Health.
joy_1.jpg Verity van Rensburg's article, "Are you a manipulative mother-in-law or a smart shepherdess?" was accepted for publication in the September 2009 issue of Joy Magazine.
shape_1.jpg Philippa Norris had her article accepted by Shape Magazine. It appeared in the April 2009 issue.
big_issue.jpg Benito Vergotine's piece on immigrants, "Home is where the Heart is" was accepted for publication by The Big Issue.
august_cover_208_100w.jpg Shannon Willis had her humour column - "Riempie Chair Girl" - published in Fairlady, 2008.
garden_1.jpg Corrie Bridgman has had several articles published. She completed the Magazine Journalism Course (2006), The Advanced Course in Magazine Journalism (2007) and the Travel Writing Course (2007).

Her article, "How Do You Spell Suicide?" was published in Fairlady. "Separation Anxiety" and "Helicopter Parents" were published in O, The Oprah Magazine.

She has written many features for Men's Health, and has been published in Diversions, Wine Magazine and Garden & Home, among other magazines.

 
august_cover_208_100w.jpg Briony Chisholm's article, "Successful, Single and Childless: is adoption an option?" was considered for publication in Fairlady, October 2008.
PREG_1.jpg Caryn Gardner's article, "When He's Got Morning Sickness" was accepted by Your Pregnancy Magazine in 2007.
cosmo_1.jpg Christo Valentyn graduated in 2007. He sent an update: "In terms of journalism I've been fortunate to have written (and published) no less than 17 features.

However, the successes of 2008 lie in other achievements within the framework of freelance journalism, as well as in the expansion of the services on offer to include graphic design and photography. I'm also dusting off some of my other interests, and have decided to broaden the scope of subjects I write about - if I could be published in Cosmopolitan once (thanks to Karin's masterful tutoring), why not again?"

 
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Leigh-Anne Hunter (completed June 2008) sent her latest news: I've had four articles accepted by O, the Oprah magazine:

  • Trust your Inner Voice (October 2008)
  • Learning to See (November 2008)
  • If the Shoe Doesn't Fit (December 2008)
  • A Higher Perspective (accepted for March 2009)
SUTRAcover2_1.jpg Zahirah Variawa was published in Sutra Magazine. She continues to write articles and is working on a book right now.
cover36_1.jpg Peet Steyn has already had two articles published in Wegbreek and he's working on several others that have been accepted.
cosmo_1.jpg Phillipa Murray's article, "Does Size Matter on Your Wedding Day?" was published in Cosmopolitan in October 2006.
menshealth2_1.jpg "She's Just Not That Into You!" by Karen Huxham, was published by Men's Health, September 2006
femina_july09_1.jpg "Overshadowed By His Depression" by Brenda Walters was published by Femina, January 2006
saltwatergirl_1.jpg "Unleash Your Man" by Marcell Gardner was published by Saltwater Girl June 2006
femina_july09_1.jpg Qarnita Loxton had her article on Househusbands published by Femina Magazine in May 2006.
movenew_1.jpg Lindsay Wagner has been published in Move! and Lewis Store Magazine. 2006
femina_july09_1.jpg "Multiple Au Pairs, Multiple Problems" by Jenny Dunkley was published by Femina Kids June 2006
zigzag_1_1.jpg "PWC Ban" by Michael Zietsman was published by ZigZag Magazine, August 2005
 
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