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Harlequin announces shortlist for First Nations Fellowship

Harlequin has announced the shortlist for the 2019 First Nations Fellowship for commercial fiction.

The shortlisted writers and titles are:

  • Julie Janson for ‘Desert Lands’ 
  • Melanie Saward for ‘Barks and the City’
  • Angie Martin for ‘Melaleuca’.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Harlequin partnered with Flinders University and Writers SA to launch the fellowship in 2018.

The winner, to be announced on 10 August, receives a 12-month mentorship with Harlequin publisher Jo Mackay, a writing residency at Writers SA and the status of Associate at Flinders University. The winner of the fellowship will have full access to libraries and resources, and the support of creative writing senior lecturer Amy Matthews. The writer will also receive a $3500 stipend.

The judges include MacKay, Matthews and authors Karen Wyld and Jared Thomas.

Read more about the fellowship on the HarperCollins website here.



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