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2021 Writeability Fellowship

Date: Mon August 2 2021 9:00 am to Tue September 28 2021 3:59 pm

Writers Victoria invites writers with disability throughout Victoria to apply for a 2021 Writeability Fellowship.

Now in its ninth year, our Writeability 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 4pm on Monday, 27 September 2021.


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.


Feedback from 2020 Fellows

‘The Writeability fellowship provided me with the impetus I needed to move forward with my manuscript. The support and practical advice was invaluable.’ Janet Hildebrand

‘The Writeability Fellowship was a brilliant way for me to gain a fresh, new perspective on a screenplay project I’m very passionate about. Through some very helpful guidance, I was able to rethink the story and my telling of it as well as bring in some exciting new ideas to the material.’ Tim Williams

‘The manuscript assessment provided by the 2020 Fellowship has given me incentive to have a fresh look at my work and forge a way forward. I am re-examining the structure and scope of my collection of short stories. I am also developing in greater depth the characters and the circumstances that exerted impacts on their lives.’ Binh Pham

‘I found the fellowship affirmed my purpose and worth in writing, and allowed me to see that others would benefit from my story. The fellowship was an opportunity to take part in a course that I normally wouldn’t have been able to join. While reminding me of techniques and skills I had neglected – it also provided me with a new insight into how I could go about completing my memoir, and ultimately work towards getting it published.’ Christine Davey-White



Download the Guidelines and Application Form here. Please let us know if you require the form in an alternative format.


To apply, complete the following by 4pm on Monday, 27 September 2021:

  • application form
  • An extract of your writing from your intended Writeability Fellowship project (up to 1,000 words).


Please use the Submittable form here to submit your application (preferred).

Alternatively, you can email your application to Writers Victoria.

Thanks to the Grace Marion Wilson Trust for once again funding this vital professional development opportunity which recognises 5 outstanding writers with disability each year.

The Writeability Fellowships program is supported by the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.


Interested in applying? Contact Writers Victoria by email or call (03) 90947837.

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

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