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Each year black&write! offers two Fellowships for unpublished manuscripts by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers.
The winning Fellows work closely with black&write! editors to develop their manuscripts for publication.
Applications open in November and close in January each year.
Manuscripts can be
The submitted unpublished manuscripts are assessed by a panel of expert judges with knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing.
Two winning manuscripts are selected each year.
The authors of the two winning manuscripts are awarded black&write! Fellowships.
The manuscripts are developed with the black&write! editing team and have the opportunity to be published by Hachette Australia, black&write!'s publishing partner.
Highly commended writers and entrants each receive feedback on their work from the black&write! editing team.
The authors of the two winning manuscripts receive Fellowships, which include:
Fellowship recipients will be expected to work co-operatively with the black&write! editors through to the completion of their manuscripts.
Please contact black&write! for more details
(07) 3842 9985
The black&write! Fellowships are assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by publishing partner Hachette Australia.
Discover past Fellowship winners and their publications.