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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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Member Milestones: 15 February 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!     Anna Sublet has won third place in the inaugural Strange Days 2021 Writing Award, judged by Helen Garner, for her piece ‘Life Buoy‘. In her judging notes, Garner wrote: “I …

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Member Milestones: 1 February 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!     Award-winning author Amra Pajalić showcases her eclectic short story book of previously published and prize winning-stories in ‘The Cuckoo’s Song‘. Copies are available in both print and ebook formats. Visit …

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Member Milestones: January 2022

Writers Victoria particularly loves being able to share the successes and writing milestones of our members. Read below for our member milestones for January 2022, where you can click through on each of the links to find out more.     Judith Michael, writing under the name of J Victoria Michael, the first two volumes …

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2022 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship Shortlist Announced

Ten writers have been shortlisted for the 2022 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, now worth $20,000. ‘We had an extremely strong field of applications this year, with a wide range of biographical subjects. This made the shortlisting hard,’ said Della Rowley, Hazel’s sister.  ‘We received a large number of high-quality proposals. Perhaps as a result of …

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A message from Program Manager Kate Cuthbert on the 2022 Season 1 Program

To start the flow of creative juices for this introductory piece to the Writers Victoria 2022 Program, I went back to the end of 2020 to see what words of wisdom I’d had for the beginning of 2021. Conclusively proving I haven’t a prescient bone in my body, I wrote of eased restrictions and falling …

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Bryant Apolonio wins the 2021 Deborah Cass Prize for Writing

At an online awards ceremony held last night, 17 November, the 2021 Deborah Cass Prize for Writing was awarded to Bryant Apolonio for his story ‘Independencia’. Apolonio, a Filipino-Australian writer and lawyer living on Larrakia Land (also known as Darwin), was chosen as the winner of the Prize from a shortlist of nine writers. Bryant receives $3,000 and a mentorship …

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