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. 

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.