Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowships

Applications open October 15 and will close midnight on 14 December 2019

Each year, five fellowships, including accommodation, all meals, travel expenses and manuscript consultations, are awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers from anywhere in Australia.

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Publisher Introduction Fellowships

Closes 4 November

This innovative program seeks to match writers with publishers. Up to 10 fellowships are awarded to writers whose manuscript has been chosen by one of our participating publishing houses as having development potential.

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Writing NSW Fellowships

Closes 22 September

Writing NSW awards two one-week Varuna residencies to members of Writing NSW for manuscripts, plays or poem collections ready for the next stage of development. One of the two fellowships is reserved for a writer under the age of 30.

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Scribe Varuna Residency

Closes 11 August

In partnership with independent press Scribe Publications, three fellowships are awarded annually, with writers invited to participate in an intensive residency with Scribe editors.

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WestWords Fellowship

Closes 9 August

WestWords and Varuna have once again partnered for the WestWords Varuna Western Sydney Residential Program offering four emerging writers from diverse backgrounds from Western Sydney the opportunity of a six-day residency at Varuna, The Writers’ House in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

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Varuna Residential Fellowships

Closes 30 July

Each year, Varuna awards 24 fellowships to emerging and established writers across Australia, including several flagship fellowships of three weeks. This is Varuna’s most prestigious award, having run since 1991.

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The Next Chapter Residencies

Closes July

These residencies are awarded to recipients of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter program, where ten outstanding writers are provided with a year’s mentorship and $15,000 to develop their work.

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Affirm Press Mentorship Award

Applications open 18 March and close 30 April 2019

Held in partnership with Affirm Press, these publishing intensive mentorships provide a unique opportunity. The 2019 program focuses on YA fiction.

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LitLink Fellowships

Closes April

Varuna’s LitLink fellowships are awarded to five writers from regional NSW and parts of Greater Western Sydney, and include a week’s residency at Varuna and a full manuscript consultation.

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Rising in the West Fellowship

Closes September

These one-week residencies and manuscript consultations are awarded to writers selected by our five partnering organisations: Bankstown Poetry Slam, Mascara Literary Review, Sweatshop, theWriting and Society Research Centre and Urban Theatre Project.

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Tyrone Guthrie Fellowships

Closes February

This four-week international exchange fellowship with the extraordinary Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, is awarded to a member of the Varuna Alumni once a year.

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