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Emerging Writers Program Participant Announcement

We are honoured to announce the selected participants for the 2024/2025 Emerging Writers Program!

In its first year under Writing WA management, this was a highly competitive round with an unprecedented number of 86 applications received and only 20 placements available. The judging team were impressed with the overall quality of the applications which made the assessment process extremely difficult.

Congratulations to the following:
Soraya Acosta (FAWWA) – Fantasy
Beau Biddle (WA Poets) – Poetry
Lucy Czerwiec (OOTA) – Poetry
Alison Davis (OOTA) – Short Stories
Michaela Dawn (PCWC) – YA Novel
Christine Della Vedova (WA Poets) – Poetry
Anna-Nicole Del Re (KSP Writers’ Centre) – Memoir
Jake Dennis (WA Poets) – Poetry
Kathleen Dzubiel (WA Poets) – Poetry
Raphael Farmer (PCWC) – Contemporary Fiction
David Harris (KSP Writers’ Centre) – Realist
Jenifer Hetherington (OOTA) – Poetry
Vanessa Karas (FAWWA) – Poetry
Elizabeth Lewis (KSP Writers’ Centre) – Poetry
Angie Macleod (KSP Writers’ Centre) – Magic Realism
Emily McGuiness (FAWWA) – YA/Urban Fantasy
Kirstie Nicholson (KSP Writers’ Centre) – Historical Fantasy
Nicole Roslon (OOTA) – Fiction
Brody Stevens (PCWC) – Young Adult
Elle Vidovich (PCWC) – Quirky Crime

The participants will be supported by Writing WA, a mentor, and their member Centre to develop a debut manuscript-in-progress. We are proud to be partnering with KSP Writers’ Centre, WA Poets Inc, Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre, Out of the Asylum Writers and the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA as part of this goal.

The Emerging Writers Program 2024-25 is generously funded by the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries.

Find out more about the Emerging Writers Program here.

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