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2022 Grace Marion Wilson Glenfern Fellows Announced

Since 2007, Writers Victoria has offered writers the use of a Glenfern writers’ studio for a period of three months, thanks to the support of the Readings Foundation (from 2007 to 2014) and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust (since 2009). The Fellowships give authors the time and space to write, as well as the opportunity …

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The Winners of the 2022 Emerging Writers Competition

Writers Victoria is delighted to announce the winners and runners-up of the 2022 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Now in its thirteenth year, the prize supports emerging Victorian writers. Winners of the fiction and non-fiction categories will receive a $1000 cash prize, with second prizes of $250 awarded to a runner-up in each category. …

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Announcing the 2022 Writeability Fellowship Winners

Writers Victoria is excited to announce our 2022 Writeability Fellows. Since 2013, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, we have recognised outstanding writers with disability annually as part of the Writeability Fellowship Program.  This year five writers with disability will receive tailored support for their writing project in the form of mentoring, manuscript …

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2022 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition Now Open

Writers Victoria, with the generous support of the Grace Marion Wilson Fund, are delighted to open applications for the 2022 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Following a brief hiatus in 2021, we are excited to be able to run this valued competition once again and to highlight the work of outstanding emerging Victorian Writers. …

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Announcing the Recipients of The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund, Round 7

Writers Victoria, with the support of The Myer Foundation, is delighted to announce the recipients of Round 7 of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund. The judges for this round were author Ronnie Gorrie, writer and editor Radhiah Chowdhury, and publisher and previous Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund recipient Arwen Summers. The judges were impressed with the …

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An introduction to the 2022 Season 2 Program from our program manager, Anna Kate Blair

I started daydreaming about the Season 2 program before I started working at Writers Victoria, before I knew that our theme for this year was Glimmer. It feels appropriate, though, because my experience of the past few months, putting this program together, has been one of bright sequins twinkling on the horizon. I feel extremely …

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Member Milestones: April 5, 2022

Writers Victoria sends our congratulations to those who are celebrating recent writing and publishing successes. Catch up on all of our our latest member milestones below! Andrea Rowe Eugen Bacon Justine Sless Katelin Farnsworth Koraly Dimitriadis Leslie Falkiner-Rose Wendy J Dunn Zachary Pryor * * * Andrea Rowe‘s debut picture book Jetty Jumping has been announced as a Book …

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Member Milestones: March 2022

Writers Victoria sends our congratulations to those who are celebrating recent writing and publishing successes. Catch up on all of our our latest member milestones below! Amy TanAnitra NelsonCaz GoodwinDominique HecqEdita MujkicEugen BaconHarry BlutsteinJackey CoyleJennifer DownJenny Canty John A. MartinoKaye BailliePaige ClarkPeter HubbardRob AlexanderRowena HutsonSean O’LearySuzy ZailWendy Dunn * * * Amy Tan’s debut collection ‘Lake Malibu and …

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Round Seven of The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund Opens for Applications

Writers Victoria, with the generous support of the Myer Fund, are happy to open applications for the seventh round of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund. The travel fund is open to emerging, midcareer and established Australian writers and literary sector workers. This includes writers, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, booksellers, employees and associates of literary organisations and journals, and other literary professionals currently living in Australia. Applicants can apply for grants between $2,000 to $10,000.

Naomi Parry Duncan wins the 2022 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

On Wednesday 2 March, at the Wheeler Centre Melbourne, Naomi Parry Duncan was announced as the winner of the 2022 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, for her proposal telling the story of Gai-mariagal man Musquito, who was hanged in Tasmania in 1825. Musquito, originally from Port Jackson, was a resistance fighter who was exiled to Norfolk …

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