I'm an Aussie based Songwriter (lyricist only) and I am always on the lookout for good music/melody writers. I have been "mentored" by Max T Barnes over the past 7 years and with Max's invaluable help have started to write some decent to, as Max told me recently "you have made it buddy" better than average Song lyrics ;)
I started off writing poetry about 9 years ago but switched to Song lyrics and have not regretted it, because the minute you hear music giving life to one of your lyrics, you are hooked. I still write poetry now and then but lyrics have now become my passion. I now have a catalogue of almost 1200 lyrics, so there's plenty of material here for all you top music writers.