Applications for the 2021 black&write! Writing Fellowships have now closed.

The 2022 Fellowship will open later this year.

Applications closed 5pm Monday 1 February 2021.

If you have any questions, please email black&write! or call 07 3842 9985.

Do you have a story to tell? Or a collection of poems to share? 

black&write! is here for all First Nation writers and editors. We are a national project with a dual focus on First Nations writing and editing. We’re also the first project of our kind in Australia. Check out more about the current team and the black&write! history.

The Writing Fellowships

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 2021 Fellowship competition will open later this year. Find out more about submitting to the competition

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. 

Writing Fellowships

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

Editing Internships

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


Discover the books black&write! has helped publish.

black&write! is supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer 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.