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2017 GMW Emerging Writers Competition Winners

Writers Victoria is thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2017 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competitions. In the Fiction category, of which there were over 100 entries, judges Mark Brandi and Michelle Scott Tucker were impressed by the high quality of the submissions, reporting that they saw “a diversity of form, content, and genre.” […]

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Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund opens

Applications are now open for the inaugural Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund. The new national professional development opportunity for Australian literary professionals has been made possible by the generous support of The Myer Foundation. Named in honour of writer Neilma Sidney (1922-2015), the travel fund recognises the unique value of travel in the development of new writing

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New literary travel fund announced

Australian literary professionals will be able to follow their storylines around the country and overseas following the announcement of a new travel fund. Opening for applications in July 2017, the inaugural Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund will provide inspiration and practical support to emerging, midcareer and established writers, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, booksellers and other

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Ann-Marie Priest wins the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

Ann-Marie Priest of Queensland was announced as the winner of the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship at the Adelaide Writers Festival last night. The announcement followed the Hazel Rowley Memorial Lecture, given by Maxine Beneba Clarke, the 2014 recipient of the Fellowship for her memoir ‘The Hate Race’. Priest will use the $15,000 Fellowship to

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Write-ability Goes Regional and Online

Writers with disability will benefit from a new program announced by Writers Victoria at the Having a Say Conference in Geelong last week. Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is a three-year program for aspiring writers with disability living in regional Victoria. The project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and

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2017 Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist

Seven Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship worth $15,000.   The 2017 Fellowship has attracted a strong field of high-quality proposals and includes a broad range of subjects and topics. “It’s wonderful to see the calibre of writing proposals from across Australia,” said Della Rowley, sister of biographer Hazel

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2016 Emerging Writers’ Comp winners

Writers Victoria is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. In the Short Fiction category, judges Astrid Edwards and Laurie Steed were impressed by the submissions, reporting that they saw “many glimpses of potential and interesting concepts.” But it was the originality and strength of execution that set

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