News

Write-ability will be Storming the City in 2021-2022, thanks to City of Melbourne funding.  

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Lucy Hamilton as Writers Victoria’s new CEO.

Lucy comes to Writers Victoria from Express Media, where she has been the General Manager and CEO for the past three years. Prior to this, she was the Partnerships Coordinator at Regional Arts Victoria.

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We were shocked to hear the news that our friends and collaborators at Writing NSW are set to lose their ongoing state government funding at the end of this year, as part of a decision by Create NSW to grant just 5% of long-term arts funding to literature. This decision leaves Writing NSW at risk of being unable to continue their work past the end of this year, when their current contract expires.

With the recent news that current director of Writers Victoria Angela Savage will be taking up the position of CEO at Public Libraries Victoria (read more here), we are excited to open applications for the role of CEO of Writers Victoria.

Dr. Angela Savage

Writers Victoria would like to express our heartfelt congratulations and support to our CEO Dr Angela Savage, who has today been announced as the inaugural CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.

Angela has been a strong and steadfast advocate for writers in Victoria, demonstrating commitment to the craft of writing, and supporting writers at all stages of their writing careers and journeys. Her clear vision, development, and delivery of Writers Victoria’s varied offerings over the past three years have created a thriving community.

Writers Victoria is excited to announce our 2020 Write-ability Fellows. Since 2013, thanks to the support of the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, we have recognised five outstanding writers with disability annually as part of the Write-ability Fellowship Program

This year, for the first time, we are awarding seven Write-ability Fellowships.

Black-and-white photo of Grace Marion Wilson

Writers Victoria is delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Now in its twelfth year, the prize supports emerging Victorian writers.

Writers Victoria hopes that the following resources help our community navigate the difficult and urgent situation unfolding in the USA, as well as aid in educating and informing ourselves of the persistent racial discrimination occuring in Australia.

 

Thanks to a recent generous donation, Writers Victoria is offering a Woman of Colour based in Victoria a paid commission for a new piece of work to be published in The Victorian Writer magazine (to the value of $200).
 
Submissions must align with one of our upcoming themes, which are:
  • October-November: Chrysalis – emerging writers, emerging from the margins, transformative reading/writing

Writers Victoria is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the twelfth Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Short story or creative non-fiction submissions of between 2,000 and 3,000 words are being accepted from emerging Victorian writers who have no more than three stories or articles published in a recognised book, magazine, or journal.