NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowships

The NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowships are an annual prize for two writers who have a manuscript, play or suite of poems that are ready for the next stage of development. One of the fellowships is 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 2018, including accommodation for seven nights and all meals. Two runners-up will receive a book pack from Hachette and winners and runners-up will have the opportunity to submit their manuscript to Hachette for assessment.

Entries for the prize are open from Monday 31 July to Sunday 3 September. Entry forms can be downloaded here.

Judges of the 2017 NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship will be Hachette publisher Vanessa Radnidge, author Julie Koh and NSW Writers’ Centre Executive Director Jane McCredie. Previous NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship winners include Irma Gold, Alex Chalwell, Mark Brandi, Jacqui Dent, Helen Thurloe, Lucie Stevens, Alison Thompson and Greg Woodland.

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