NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship

The NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship is an annual prize for a writer who has a manuscript, play or suite of poems that is ready for the next stage of development. In 2016 there will be two fellowships available, with one place reserved for a writer under the age of 30.

Applicants must be NSWWC members and be willing to commit to developing their work. The two winners will be awarded a one-week writing residency at Varuna the Writers’ House in 2017, including accommodation for seven nights and all meals. Two runners up will receive a book pack from Random House, and winners and runners up will have the opportunity to submit their manuscript to Random House for assessment.

Entries for the prize are open from Thursday 29 August to Sunday 25 September. You can download an entry form here.

Judges of the 2016 NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship will be Random House publisher Meredith Curnow, author Eleanor Limprecht and NSW Writers’ Centre Executive Director Jane McCredie. Previous NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship winners include Mark Brandi, Jacqui Dent, Helen Thurloe, Lucie Stevens, Alison Thompson and Greg Woodland.

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