ASAL / Copyright Agency Writers’ Fellowships

ASAL / Copyright Agency Writers’ Fellowships

We are pleased to announce a pilot program of Copyright Agency-funded Writers’ Fellowships with the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL). ASAL aims to promote the study, discussion and creation of Australian writing, and these fellowships intend to strengthen connections between writers, readers, students, and scholars of Australian literature.
 
In 2022-23 we are offering two fellowships, each of three months’ duration. The fellowships include: 
 

  • A $3,000 honorarium
  • Flights, accommodation, and registration at the ASAL annual conference in Melbourne in July 2023
  • The opportunity to use ASAL’s social media accounts to raise the profile of your own writing and that of other writers in your state/territory/First Nations country
  • A profile on the ASAL website
  • Publication of a piece of fiction, nonfiction or poetry in JASAL, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature
  • A one-year subscription to the Austlit database

 
The responsibilities of the fellowship holders include:
 

  • Engaging with ASAL social media following guidelines from the ASAL executive
  • Speaking at a discussion forum at the ASAL annual conference in Melbourne in July 2023
  • Submitting a piece for publication to JASAL
  • Writing a short report

 
Application Criteria:
 
The applicants must be a published author in one or more of the following: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children’s/YA. Preference will be given to writers who are living and working in areas outside the Eastern seaboard and/or in non-metropolitan areas. Applications from First Nations writers and writers from diverse backgrounds are warmly encouraged.
 

Application process:
 
Please submit an application form (available upon request)
to ASAL’s secretariat (katie.hansord@gmail.com) by 30 November 2022. The selection panel will be recruited from the ASAL Executive.

Your application should include a CV listing your publications and two short statements (400 words each) of how you would use the Fellowship

  • to produce a piece of writing for publication in our journal, JASAL
  • to strengthen connections between writers, readers, students and scholars of Australian literature, using our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter).