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 the opportunity to publish with Hachette Australia.

Watch the announcement of the 2020 black&write! Fellowships

State Librarian’s message

Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and CEO talks about the black&write! project

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Arts Minister announces winners

The Hon Leeanne Enoch congratulates the 2020 black&write! Fellows

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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! 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.