I was pleased to see my mate Carol Ryles listed among the writers Bill Congreve (MirrorDanse Books) sees as those to watch over the next 1-2 years in an interview on HorrorScope.
Among other things he mentions Clarion South's impact on Australian genre writing so it's probably appropriate to mention that applications are now open for Clarion South 2009. I've just looked at the list of tutors. It's a great line up including Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant and Margo Lanagan who tutored at Clarion South 2007 as well as Sean Williams, Marianne de Pierres and Jack Dann .
The interview is here and he has some interesting things to say. It's worth a visit.