Writers Victoria offers and supports a number of fellowships and competitions for writers across a range of disciplines.
Since 2007, the Glenfern Fellowships have awarded emerging and mid-career writers with three-month residencies at the Glenfern Writers' Studios in East St Kilda.
The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship was established to encourage Australian authors to attain a high standard of biography writing and to commemorate the life, ideas and writing of Hazel Rowley (1951–2011).
Since 2013, five writers with disability have received free mentoring with authors, assessors and industry experts each year. The 2018 Write-ability Fellowships are now open. Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 23 May 2018.
In 2013 and 2014, the Templeberg Residential Writing Fellowship sent an Australian writer to Templeberg Villa in Galle in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka for two- to four-weeks to work on a writing project.
In 2012, six Melbourne playwrights received free mentoring with Raimondo Cortese.
In 2012, the CALD Mentorships supported and promote the work of writers from diverse backgrounds.
In partnership with the Myer Foundation, Writers Victoria offer the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund, which provides inspiration and practical support to emerging, midcareer and established writers, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, booksellers and other literary professionals.
Since 2008, the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition has aimed to support and profile emerging Victorian writers.
Early career writers of migrant background are invited to apply Deborah Cass prize.