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Copyright Agency’s Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing

The Copyright Agency’s Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing will support an Australian author to create a new work of creative non-fiction writing which will engage with key issues and topics for a broad readership.

The Fellowship will provide sustained support for a year to one Australian writer to create an important work for publication. Applicants should submit a compelling description of their intended project accompanied by a writing sample to demonstrate their literary merit.

Applications will be accepted for the following 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 the publisher. (This should not be a letter of support.) This Fellowship will not replace any advance offered under the usual terms of a publishing contract.

One Fellowship, valued at $80,000, will be awarded for a project starting after 1 January 2020.

Applications close: Monday 23 September 2019.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on the Copyright Agency’s website.

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