Emerging writers are invited to apply for the 2016 Glenfern Fellowships.
A writer’s most precious gift is a room of their own, a dedicated and secluded space in which to write. Writers Victoria is pleased to offer three emerging writers the use of a Glenfern writers’ studio for a period of three months, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.
The 2016 Glenfern Fellowships will afford these authors the time and space to write, as well as the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant community of writers in the historic surroundings of the Glenfern mansion in East St Kilda.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday 4 July 2016. Applications must include an outline of the project you intend to work on whilst at Glenfern, as well as support material (this may include an extract from the project, examples of your writing or details of previous publications).
For more information, email Writers Victoria.
- Open date: Monday 9 May
- Close date: 5pm Monday 4 July
- Fellowships: Oct – Dec
Terms and conditions
1. Applicants must be 18 or over and be residents of Victoria.
2. Applicants must be financial members of Writers Victoria.
3. Joint applications will be accepted.
4. Applications will be accepted from emerging Victorian writers who have had at least three stories, essays, articles or poems published in a recognised book, magazine, journal or online (excluding personal blogs). Those writers who have had a full-length work published or professionally performed (including books, collections or plays) are not eligible to apply.
5. Preference will be given to writers who haven’t previously received a Grace Marion Wilson Fellowship.
6. All applicants will be notified by 5pm on Friday 5 August 2016.
7. The Fellowship must be taken up between 1 October and 31 December 2016.
8. Fellowship recipients agree to abide by the terms of the Glenfern Licence Agreement and Code of Conduct.
9. The Fellowships provide access to a non-residential studio space at Glenfern seven days a week. Access hours are 7 am to 11 pm.
10. Fellowship recipients will be expected to use the studio for writing purposes only and to use the studio for a significant portion of the week.
11. Fellowship recipients agree to provide Writers Victoria with a Victoria Police check before Friday 23 September 2016 at the Fellow’s own expense.
12. Glenfern carries public liability insurance, but contents insurance will be the responsibility of each writer.
13. Upon completion of the Fellowship, recipients will be required to complete an evaluation by Friday 27 January 2017.
14. The Fellowship recipient agrees to write and provide Writers Victoria with a 600-word article pertaining to Glenfern for publication in the National Trust magazine, National Trust website, Writers Victoria website or Writers Victoria magazine.
15. Fellows must acknowledge the support of Glenfern, Writers Victoria, the National Trust (Vic) and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust in any work which is published or produced.
16. The judges’ decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.
17. WV staff or Committee of Management members are not eligible to apply.