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.
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, […]
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 […]
Elevate: First Nations Storytelling (Literature) Grant
Elevate is a career development grant opportunity of up to $10,000 for First Nations individuals and groups. The opportunity is open to writers, poets, editors, illustrators, journalists, arts workers and groups in the literature sector.
2023 Writers SA Varuna Fellowships
We are thrilled to once again team up with Varuna, the National Writers’ House, to offer two new writing residency and development fellowships for SA writers working in any genre or form. The fellowships provide time, writing space, and consultation to work on your writing in a dedicated writers’ retreat in the Blue Mountains. 5 […]
SA Literary Fellowships
Writers SA and the State Library of South Australia have partnered to offer the inaugural SA Literary Fellowships program to support emerging, established, and First Nations writers. Annual Fellows receive a cash prize (2 x $10,000 Mid-Career; 1 x $10,000 First Nations; 2 x $3,000 Emerging), travel stipend, residency, public readings and more. Applications close […]
2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Celebrating twenty years of world poetry, Australian Book Review welcomes entries to the 2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected poetry awards. The prize – worth a total of AU$10,000 – is open to all living poets writing in English. The winner will receive $6,000, with the four other shortlisted […]
Deep Creek Residency
Matilda Bookshop, in partnership with Writers SA, and association with Ultimo Press, are offering an annual residency fellowship to a South Australian writer. The fellowship provides support (time, writing space and mentoring) to work on a writing project of literary merit. As there are currently no SA residency fellowships offered to SA writers, the fellowship […]