Varuna Focus Week 2017: Advanced Memoir with Patti Miller
Program Guidelines & Application Form

How To Submit: Formatting & Submission Guidelines


Your work should be formatted and submitted as follows:
• Submitted work should be in English, typed (font size 12) with 1.5 spacing and generous margins.
• You should include the page number and an identifying title or descriptor and your name on each page.

What to submit (electronic copy only)


Please download the application cover sheet, fill out and attach your submission up to five pages that are indicative of your most recent and relevant work – ready to upload when you complete the online application form. The cover sheet should include:


• Your personal contact details
• A paragraph about your experience as a writer
• A short, specific statement about what you would most like to gain or work on during the Focus Week

Your application cover sheet and submission pages should be saved and uploaded as a single PDF document.


The title of your saved document should include your name and the words 'ADV MEMOIR EOI' (eg 'Mary Smith ADV MEMOIR EOI'). Click here for tips on how to convert word doc to pdf.

Once you have completed your EOI CLICK HERE TO GO TO APPLICATION FORM - applications for Advanced Memoir Focus Week accepted from Wednesday 23 August to Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Detailed Instructions for Completing your Application

Step 1: Prepare your PDF submission


1. Save your submission (application cover sheet plus up to five pages of your most recent and relevant work) as a single PDF.
2. The title of your saved document with your name and the words 'ADV MEMOIR EOI' (eg 'Mary Smith ADV MEMOIR EOI')
a. Use only letters, numbers, hyphens and underscores in the filename.
b. Keep capitals for initial letters of words.
c. The only dot is the one before the extension (ie .pdf). Example: Mary Smith ADV MEMOIR EOI.pdf
3. Have your submission ready before you proceed to the online Application Form.
4. The maximum file size for upload is 5Mb.

 

Step 2: Completing Form online


1. Enter your information in the fields. The fields marked with (*) are required – you will not be able to submit the form without completing these.
2. Most of the fields are self-explanatory. The following points are for those fields with special restrictions or requirements.
3. First name & surname: avoid apostrophes as these have special meaning in the database. For example, write O'Mara as OMara. Only use capitals for initial letters.
4. Street address, city, state & postcode.
5. Main phone: required. The phone number must consist of exactly 10 digits with no spaces or hyphens. Landlines must contain the area code. Landline example: 0247825674.
6. Other phone or mobile: optional. As above.
7. Email: required. Make sure that this email address is correct and currently valid.
8. The next 5 fields are requested by Varuna's funding bodies. They are not used as part of the selection process. Simply select the appropriate answer from the pulldown menus.
9. How did you hear about the Varuna Focus Week program?
10. Submission name: The title of your saved document should include your name and the words ' ADV MEMOIR EOI' (eg Mary Smith ADV MEMOIR EOI). Avoid apostrophes as these have special meaning in the database. For example, write O'Mara as OMara. Only use capitals for initial letters.
11. Submit your application: Use the browse button to locate your submission on your PC, remembering the naming and size restrictions as per above. Your information will be sent and stored in the Varuna database. This will take a little while depending on the size of your submission and your Internet connection speed. Your browser will have an indication that something is happening (usually some kind of rotating icon).
12. I consent to the above: If you consent to the conditions as stated in the guidelines, select 'Yes'. Note that applications with 'No' in this field will not be eligible for selection as you have not consented to the conditions.
13. Alumni discounted rate: If you are a current paid up Varuna Alumni member and eligible for the discounted rate if offered a place, select 'Yes'.
14. Date: click on the "..." button and select today's date from the calendar.

15. If you see no such indication and remain on the Application page, there may have been an error (such as spaces in your phone number, or a required field left empty). Scroll back up the form and look for error messages in red such as invalid input. A reason will be displayed. Fix the problem and try again.

Step 3: The Thank You Screen


Arrival at the 'Thank You' screen indicates that your submission has been uploaded and the data stored in the Varuna database.

Acknowledgement of Application


• As submissions are received, an email acknowledgement is sent to the applicant (please allow a few days).
• To ensure that you receive the email from Varuna, you need to add Varuna's email address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to your address book and you may need to whitelist Varuna - click here for instructions.

Copyright


Applicants retain copyright of their material but agree to their work being used as stated in this program's description.

Conditions for Applicants


In submitting an application, applicants agree to the following conditions:
• Applications must comply with the program's requirements as set out in the Program Guidelines.
• Applicants must be 18 years or older.
• Submitted material must be the applicant's own original work.
• Submissions including application cover sheet must be uploaded (electronically) by the deadline.
• Application materials are not returned under any circumstances. After the selection process is finished, materials are responsibly disposed of.
• Individual feedback is not provided to unsuccessful applicants.
• Varuna retains information from application forms for one year.

Disclaimer: Varuna reserves the right to make changes to its advertised programs and all applications are accepted subject to this proviso.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO APPLICATION FORM - applications for Advanced Memoir Focus Week accepted from Wednesday 23 August to Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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