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Emerging Writers Program: Applications Open

Are you an emerging adult writer working on a debut, full-length manuscript of poetry, short fiction, young adult fiction, fiction or creative non-fiction and live in metropolitan or outer suburbs of Perth? Is your manuscript draft at least 50% complete? We’d love to support your project! Applications for the Emerging Writers Program are now open.

Important Information:

– Positions Available: Up to 20.
– Program Duration: July 2024 – August 2025.
– Program Inclusions: Workshops, mentoring, and per diems, plus access to a range of other benefits such as networking events, discounts, and additional professional development activities and services offered by our Co-Host partners. For further information, please refer to our FAQs document, which is available to download below.
– Eligibility Criteria: Consult the Application Form or the FAQs document for details.
– Participant Requirements: Successful applicants are expected to attend all professional development activities held by Writing WA at the State Library of WA, focus on the completion and/or polishing of a high-quality debut full-length manuscript by the end of the Program, and complete an artistic report. Participants must also be a current financial member of at least one of the following Co-Host partner organisations: KSP Writers’ Centre, WA Poets Inc, Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Out of the Asylum Writers, Fellowship of Australian Writers WA.
– Notification of Result: Writing WA aims to notify all applicants by the end of June 2024.
– How to Apply: Email the completed Application Form as one Word document attachment to Laurie Steed with the subject ‘2024 EWP Application’: [email protected] before the deadline.


Download FAQs (including details about eligibility criteria) here.

Download Application Form here.


Deadline for applications: Monday 10 June 2.00pm AWST

The Emerging Writers Program 2024-25 is facilitated by Writing WA in conjunction with five local writers’ centres, and generously funded by the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries.


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