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Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund now open for applications

The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund recognises the unique value of travel in the development of new writing and literary careers. Writers Victoria and the Myer Foundation are pleased to announce that round six is now open for applications.

Named in honour of poet, novelist and short story writer Neilma Gantner (1922-2015), and presented in partnership with the Myer Foundation, the travel fund is intended to support emerging, mid-career and established Australian writers and literary sector workers. This includes writers, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, booksellers, employees and associates of literary organisations and journals, and other literary professionals currently living in Australia. Applicants can apply for grants between $2000 and $10,000. Applications will close midday Wednesday 15 April 2020 (AEDT).

The judges for Round 6 are writer Krissy Kneen, editor Renée Otmar, and bookseller Jaclyn Crupi (Hill of Content). They will be looking for applications that demonstrate how strategic travel opportunities will benefit applicants’ own writing practice, career development and/or the broader Australian literary sector. Travel activity for Round 6 must take place between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021.

For further information on the Fund, including an application kit, information on what we learned from previous rounds, FAQs and T&Cs, and an online Q&A, please visit our website via the below button.

Event details

Start date: 11 March 2020
End date: 15 April 2020


Category: Notices