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Second ‘Overland’ residency program open to Indigenous writers

Literary journal Overland’s second residency program, which is ‘aimed at addressing a lack of opportunities for marginalised writers’, has opened for entries from Indigenous writers at any stage of their career.

This is the second year that Overland has run the residency program. In 2016, it was open to women writers who are the sole primary carers of one or more children.

The successful applicant will have ‘flexible use’ of a private office at Overland’s offices at Victoria University in Footscray, Melbourne; a $500 weekly stipend (totalling $6000); and a mentorship with writer and poet Ellen van Neerven, to be held fortnightly over three months with detailed feedback provided at the beginning and end of the residency.

Applications for the program will close on 24 September, with the recipient to be announced by 30 June.

The Overland Writers Residency is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. For more information, click here.


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