The Copyright Agency’s Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing will support an Australian author to create a significant new work of literary non-fiction.
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.
As the Fellowship is intended to support one writer, joint applications are not eligible.
The project should span up to 12 months. A project of one or two months is not regarded as a substantial Fellowship activity.
Applications will be accepted for the following literary genres:
- 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. (This should not be a letter of support.) This Fellowship will not replace any advance offered under the usual terms of a publishing contract.
The Fellowship is not intended to support the creation of work for an academic or scholarly purpose and readership.
Amount of grant: $80,000
Projects must start after 1 October 2020.
Applications close Monday 29 June 2020.
Find out more about eligibility and how to apply on the Copyright Council’s website.