black&write! is a national project with a dual focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writing and editing. It is the first project of its kind in Australia.

The black&write! Writing Fellowships are offered annually to two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The fellowships include a prize of $10,000, editorial development and publication opportunities.

The black&write! Editing Internships recruit, train and mentor Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander editors.


Congratulations to our 2019 black&write! Fellows, Tania Crampton-Larking and Lisa Fuller.

As black&write! fellows, Lisa and Tania each receive manuscript development with the State Library black&write! editing team and publishing opportunities with Hachette Australia.


black&write! encourages lifelong learning and literacy, and fosters a love of reading, writing and ideas.

The 2020 black&write! Fellowships will open for applications in late 2019.

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Find out about our Fellowships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers.


Read about our internships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors.

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Discover the books black&write! has helped publish.

black&write! Editor Internships are supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. 

black&write! Fellowships are assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.