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Writing NSW to offer paid mentorships, publishing internships

Writing NSW has announced three new programs in writing, curating and publishing, designed to increase cultural diversity in those fields, supported by funding from Create NSW.

The development program for emerging curators aims to give three successful applicants the experience of programming sessions for the Boundless Festival under the guidance of Perth Festival literature curator Sisonke Msimang, in addition to a $1500 payment and Writing NSW membership.

The writing mentoring program is designed for up to six emerging writers to work on a short piece of fiction or nonfiction under the guidance of writer Roanna Gonsalves. Each successful applicant will receive a fee of $1000 and Writing NSW membership, with the aim of seeing finished works published on the Writing NSW website or other literary journals or platforms.

Writing NSW will also offer a program of paid internships in publishing houses, details of which are yet to be announced.

All three programs are open to Indigenous and culturally diverse applicants.

Applications for the curating and writing programs are now open. For more information see the Writing NSW website.

Pictured L–R: Gonsalves, Msimang


Category: Local news