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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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writing and editing. We’re also the first project of our kind in Australia. You can check out more about the current team and the black&write! history here.
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 here.
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.
Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and CEO talks about the black&write! project
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The Hon Leeanne Enoch congratulates the 2020 black&write! Fellows
Find out about our Fellowships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers.
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.