Magabala Fellowship

Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 (All day)

Magabala Fellowship for a mid-career author - now open for entries!

Thanks to the generosity of the Serp Hills Foundation, we are delighted to announce a new Magabala Fellowship. This opportunity, worth $10,000, is intended to provide valuable time for a mid-career author to work on a current manuscript.

The Fellowship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers and writers of junior, YA and adult fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and memoir (please note children’s picture book manuscripts are ineligible). To enter you must have previously published at least one book. This can be in any genre or category, but it must have been traditionally published. Self-published works are excluded.

You must have a manuscript underway and be able to outline how you would benefit from this fellowship. If a publishable work is produced as a result of the fellowship, Magabala Books reserves the first right of refusal to publish the work.

The Fellowship is free to enter.

The Fellowship payment is awarded separately to a publishing contract and does not constitute an advance on royalties.

*Please note, illustrators are not eligible to apply for this Fellowship. It is our intention to establish a separate Illustration Fellowship in 2021, with details to be confirmed.

Applicants will be asked to provide:

(a) an entry form;
(b) confirmation of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander identity;
(c) no more than 500 words explaining how this grant of money would benefit you;
(d) a short outline of the plot of your Manuscript of no more than 250 words; and
(e) a sample of your Manuscript.

Applications close: 30 October 2020

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Magabala Books (ABN 56 764 219 082) will award an amount of AU$10,000 to an established Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander author, who has already published a minimum of one book and would benefit from a grant of money to allow unrestricted time to complete a manuscript they are currently working on.
  • Applications will be assessed by Magabala Books, subject to approval by the Magabala Books Board.

    Eligibility for Entry

    • The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide an Australian author with time to work on a current manuscript.
    • To be considered for the Fellowship, you must:
    (a) be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, currently residing in Australia;
    (b) be aged 18 years or over;
    (c) have published a minimum of one trade published book (self-published works do not fit this criteria);
    (d) be working on an unpublished manuscript; and
    (e) be able to outline how you would benefit from this fellowship.
     
    • Eligible manuscripts may be in English, Aboriginal English, an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language, or a combination of these, including a bilingual text.
    • The Fellowship is open to writers of junior, YA and adult fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoir.
    • Board members and employees of Magabala Books are ineligible to apply for this Fellowship.

    Have questions? Please feel free to contact, Kate Rendell projects@magabala.com or call Magabala Books on 08 9192 1991.

     


     

    For more information and submissions, visit: https://www.magabala.com/pages/magabala-fellowship