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‘Griffith Review’, Queensland Literary Awards announce fellowship program

Up to six Queensland writers’ fellowships will be awarded each year over the next two years under a new program launched by the Griffith Review and the Queensland Literary Awards.

The fellowships, worth $5000 each, are designed to help writers begin a major project or to develop work in progress. The resulting work will be published in Griffith Review and will be considered by the University of Queensland Press with a view to publication.

Griffith Review editor Julianne Schultz said the literary journal ‘has a proud record as an incubator of creative writing talent in Australia’. ‘Over the past thirteen years it has published some 1100 writers, and for many it was their first professional publication,’ said Schultz. ‘Following first publication in Griffith Review more than 200 books have been commissioned and published [and] essays published in Griffith Review have also won or been shortlisted for major prizes in Australia and internationally.’

The awards are supported by the State Library of Queensland, Arts Queensland and donors, including long-term patron Cathryn Mittelheuser.

Applications for the first round of fellowships will open in October 2016, with the first fellows announced in November. For more information, click here.


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