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2019 Andrew McMillan Emerging Writer’s Residency

Image of a woman wearing a wide brimmed hat sitting at a table, with a laptop, in the Larrimah Hotel

The NT Writers’ Centre has once again opened applications to our Andrew McMillan Emerging Writer’s Residency in the unique outback town of Larrimah. The retreat is open to an emerging writer who is working on a substantial writing project in any genre.

For the purpose of this application, ’emerging’ is any applicant with less than three books published.

The late writer Andrew McMillan left a bequest to the NT Writers’ Centre to allow the establishment of an annual retreat for an emerging writer across genres. He often stayed at the Larrimah Hotel to get away from distractions and write, and is buried near the settlement.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Two weeks accommodation and meals at the Larrimah Hotel, negotiable between October 2019 and February 2020.
  • Travel assistance for petrol or flights is available to the maximum value of $700.
    Eligibility

Successful applicants will:

  • Work on a particular project as indicated in the application for the duration of the residency.
  • Write a 500-word blog post for the NT Writers’ Centre website and/or the NTWC’s annual magazine during or at the conclusion of the residency.

It’s important for applicants to be aware that Larrimah is remote, and has little mobile phone or internet coverage, no shop, and only one bus a day. People should also be aware that a man who lived there went missing in December 2017, and despite an extensive police search, he has still not been found.

Applications close: Saturday 21 September 2019.

For more information about the residency, and to read about the experience of the 2018 writer-in-residence, please visit the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre website.

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