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2019 Write-ability Fellowships

Date: Mon April 29 2019 5:00 pm to Tue June 11 2019 3:59 pm

Writers Victoria invites writers with disability from throughout Victoria to apply for a 2019 Write-ability Fellowship.

“This project has boosted my confidence, energised me creatively, and brought a lot of joy into my life,” says 2017 fellow Jess Walton.

Now in its seventh year, our Write-ability Fellowships support emerging writers with disability with tailored professional development support such as manuscript assessments, curated programs of workshops, and/or mentoring.

The deadline for applications is Monday 10 June 2019.

How to apply:

To be eligible for a Fellowship, applicants must identify as an emerging writer with disability (though you do not need to disclose the nature of your disability) and be a resident of Victoria. WV staff or Committee of Management members are not eligible to apply.


To apply, please send the following by 4pm on Monday 10 June:

  • completed application form

  • An extract of your writing from your intended Write-ability Fellowship project (up to 1,000 words).

Please let us know if you’d like to receive the form in an alternative format.

You can email your application to Andy (preferred) or post or drop off your application in person (during business hours 10am-4pm Monday to Friday) to: Writers Victoria, Level 3, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.

The Write-ability Fellowships program is supported by the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.


Interested in applying? Contact Write-abilty Project Officer Andy Jackson

There is also a lot of useful information about preparing your application in Harriet Gaffney’s 2018 Online Information Session .

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