Catch up on the latest news from Writers Victoria and the literary sector

Round 1 of the Neilma Sidney Travel Fund received 205 applications, requesting a total of $1,215,738.38 in grant money.

The judges (Robert Watkins from Hachette, Warren Bonnet from Embiggen Books and writer Toni Jordan) were thrilled with the quality and scope of the applications. They awarded $49,967 to 10 applicants.

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The winners of all the Subscriber-thon 2017 prizes have been drawn. The winners have all been contacted and staff are working hard to get their prizes out to them. All the winners were very excited with many saying, 'Really? But I never win anything!' Well they can't say that anymore.

Congratulations to:

1st Prize: PH

2nd Prize: GL

3rd Prize: EH

Special student prize: RF

5 weekly prize packs: LB, LG, TM, PS, AM.


Once again, Writers Victoria is having a Subscriber-thon for the whole month of October 2017.

Many thanks to everyone who completed our annual member surveys earlier this year.

We use the surveys to support and improve the work that we do, develop new project ideas, and make sure our program is responding to the needs of our members and writing community.


Does the idea of sharing your poetry with an audience fill you with a mixture of excitement and dread? As part of the annual Writers Victoria Subscriber-thon, The Salon will be hosting an evening of poetry. The reading is free and open to all to enter, providing a perfect foray into performance for writers hesitant to take to the stage.

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Thanks to a recent donation, Writers Victoria is running a series of professional development opportunities for women writers of colour and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over the next year. The first round of bursaries and commissions have been awarded to six applicants.

I am pleased to announce that Angela Savage has been appointed the new Director of Writers Victoria.

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Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

As Chair of Writers Victoria, I wanted to write to all our members to keep you informed about our current recruitment process.

Here are the 22 recent-release books by Austrlain authors - some are exciting new debuts and some are from award-winning and very well known writers!

Five people will win a set of all 22 books as part of our 2017 Subscriber-thon. They are great mix of literary fiction, non-fiction, short stories, memoir and poetry. To read our Q&A with the author click on the author's name. To read more about the book, click on the book's title.


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Memoir, poetry, spoken word and young adult fiction are among the works to earn their authors 2017 Write-ability Fellowships.