The premier organisation for writers and writing in the state, Writers SA puts South Australian writers at the heart of national literary life.
With a bold vision and vibrant member community, we foster literary culture, create vital opportunities and industry pathways, and support writers at all stages, through an array of programs, festivals, services, and events. Find out more.
Writers SA offers a year-round program of literary workshops, events, and courses, both in person and online.
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Announcing the SA Literary Fellowships recipients!
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winning recipients of the inaugural SA Literary Fellowships! Writers SA and State Library of South Australia have partnered to offer a new fellowship program to support emerging, mid-career, and First Nations writers living in South Australia. We couldn’t be more excited for the five recipients to take up the […]
2023 Gift Guide
Thank you to our members who sent in a book to be added to our 2023 gift guide! It’s ready to be shared far and wide in celebration of Writers SA’s authors and their books just in time for the season of gift giving. Just click on a book cover and be whisked away to […]
Find all the latest literary opportunities for Australian writers
UQP Open for Submissions
The University of Queensland Press is currently accepting unsolicited submissions for their literary fiction and non-fiction lists, as well as their Stories for the Future initiative, which invites titles that address the climate crisis. Submissions will only be accepted during the first week of every month. Manuscripts submitted outside of this time will not be considered.
First Nations Fellowship
Arts SA and Brink Productions are offering Fellowships to two emerging SA First Nations playwrights/storytellers, to work within a supported process on creating a script for a new theatre work, and gain further professional and industry networks over a 12-month period. This Fellowship is aimed at supporting artists telling stories specifically out of South Australia, with a commitment to telling those stories in a theatrical form. EOIs close 15 December.
South Australian Literary Awards
These biennial awards shine a light on the best writing talent in South Australia and nationally, with prizes across a range of genres as well as three fellowships for South Australian writers. Closing date for submissions is 5pm, Friday 15 December 2023.
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