Writers SA Fellowship

This opportunity for a one-week residency, including travel subsidy and manuscript consultation, is open to writers, poets and illustrators under the age of 35 who live in South Australia. 

Both fellowships include a week’s residency at Varuna, with full board and accommodation including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, a one-hour mentoring session with a writing consultant, and the companionship of your fellow writers.

The fellowship also includes free tickets to the Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival (in the week immediately preceding the fellowship), and access to the festival green room.


Opening and closing dates are yet to be confirmed, but will likely open in February 2019 and close in March 2019.

The week-long residency will take place from Monday 26 August to Monday 2 September, which is the week immediately following the Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival. 


There is no application fee, and no program fees apply.

The recipient will receive a $300 travel subsidy towards their travel expenses.

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Clive Jones