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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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Introducing the City of Literature Virtual Writers in Residence

This November we are welcoming ten writers from across the UNESCO City of Literature network to Melbourne! From poets to playwrights, this program, run by the Melbourne City of Literature office, will introduce Melbourne’s vibrant and varied literary community to writers across the world. Residents will be working with Melbourne literary organisations, ranging from the largest of our literary …

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The 2021 Deborah Cass Prize Shortlist

The Deborah Cass Prize and Writers Victoria are pleased to announce that nine writers have been shortlisted for the seventh annual Deborah Cass Prize. The prize is focussed on development and provides $3,000 and a mentorship to an unpublished writer, who has either migrated to Australia or has a parent who migrated here.   Dan …

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The 2021 Grace Marion Wilson Writeability Fellowships Announced

Writers Victoria is excited to announce our 2021 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. In 2021 we are grateful to the Grace Marion Wilson Trust and an anonymous donor for their contributions, allowing us to continue our …

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State of the (Writing) Nation: Alice Pung

The State of the (Writing) Nation is Writers Victoria’s annual address from a prominent Australian writer. It’s a chance to reflect on what’s happening and where we’re heading in Australian literature and publishing. Award-winning novelist, memoirist and editor Alice Pung will give the 2021 address. William Hazlitt wrote that ‘the smallest pain in our little …

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Our 2021 Subscriberthon is on throughout October!

It’s that time of year again – Subscriberthon is on all of October, and you can win one of our excellent bookish prizes by simply becoming a member or renewing your membership! We’re excited to be offering a wide array of fantastic prizes as part of our Subscriberthon throughout October. With three major prizes on …

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