Varuna's Publisher Introduction Program 2019

A pathway to publication

Would you like the opportunity to have your work read by one of Australia’s leading publishers, with a view to possible publication? Our Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) offers just that, along with a seven-day residency at Varuna and a manuscript consultation with one of Varuna’s writing consultants.


Affirm Press and Varuna the National Writers House are thrilled to offer The Affirm Press Mentorship Award.

The aim of the Mentorship is to help you as a writer get your manuscript to a publishable standard and – if the process is successful – ultimately for you to have your manuscript published by Affirm Press. By its very nature a development program like this cannot come with a guarantee of publication, but Affirm Press Publishers will choose each of the manuscripts because they believe it has the potential to become a publishable work of literary value.