black&write! is here for all First Nations writers and editors. We’re also the first project of our kind in Australia. Check out more about the current team and the black&write! history.
The black&write! Writing Fellowships are offered annually to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. Two winners will each receive $10,000 prize money, editorial development with the black&write! editing team and a publication opportunity with Hachette Australia.
Applications for the 2022 black&write! fellowships have now closed.
Sovereign Stories: 10 years of black&write!
We're turning 10! To celebrate, State Library of Queensland is hosting an exhibition looking back on our first decade.
23 Oct 2021 – 17 July 2022
The Editing Internships
The black&write! Editing Internships recruit, train and mentor Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander editors. Interns get hands-on editing experience while working on the winning Fellowship manuscripts.
black&write! is supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust, The Brian J Sutton Charitable Trust and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. We are proud to work with Hachette Australia as the black&write! Fellowship publishing partner.