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Copyright Agency Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing

The Copyright Agency’s Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing will support an Australian author for one year to create a significant new work of literary non-fiction.

Applications will be accepted for the following literary genres:

  • memoir
  • biography
  • autobiography
  • history
  • criticism and review
  • arts/science writing
  • political analysis
  • writing on the environment; and
  • other genres which contribute to the national discussion/polemic.

To be eligible to apply, the author must have a publishing contract in place or a letter of intent to publish from an Australian-based publisher.

Amount of grant: $80,000.

Projects must start after mid-August 2021.

Applicants must have previously published at least two full-length books of their own creative writing (of which one book may be self-published).

Closing date: Monday 28 June 2021.

More information can be found on the Copyright Agency’s website.

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