Category: Grants, prizes and opportunities

The State Library of Victoria Fellowships 2017-18 are open

The State Library of Victoria has just opened up its fellowship applications for 2017-18! And we’re seriously excited for the opportunities for writers of all genres – fiction and non-fiction. Like previous years, there’s a whole bunch of fellowships, some specifically for writers, some are open to... read more

$10,000 up for grabs in the 10th Annual 2017 Text Prize

Do you write for young adults or children? Live in Australia or New Zealand? You don’t want to miss this competition. To celebrate their tenth anniversary of the Text Prize, Text Publishing are offering $10,000 plus a publishing contract. Wow! From the Text Publishing website: Awarded annually to... read more

Are you an Australian writer looking for a writing residency for 2017?

Writing residency applications for 2017 at the National Library of Australia are now open. The National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing includes a stipend, a four-week residency at the National Library of Australia including office facilities and access to special collections, and staff expertise. A... read more

#PITCHMENTUM is here: pitch your novel over twitter!

Your tweet could score you a book deal. That's right! Welcome to #pitchmentum. From the Momentum Books website: On Friday the 25th of September, we’ll be throwing open our Twitter and taking your 140 character pitches, for a chance to get published with Momentum! The contest will happen... read more

New prize for unpublished writers

Unpublished writers, want to win $10,000 and a 12 month mentorship with Hachette? Read on... From the Emerging Writers' Festival website: About The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers Hachette Australia, along with the Richell family, have established The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in partnership with The Guardian Australia... read more

Entries open for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015

Victorian writers, the Melbourne Prize for Literature and Awards is back and this time with a prize pool valued at over $100,000! From the media release: Entries have opened in one of Australia’s most prestigious literature prizes, the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015 and Awards, which, valued at... read more

The Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature 2015

Calling all fiction and non-fiction writers! The 2015 Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature is now open. From the Waverley Council website: This Award is organised by Waverley Council, with generous support from the Friends of Waverley Library, and other community partners including Gertrude & Alice Bookshop/Cafe, Wentworth... read more