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Four Centres Emerging Writers Publishing Program second round announced

Fremantle Press has announced the Four Centres Emerging Writers Publishing Program has received government funding for a further two years, following a successful pilot program.

The initiative between Fremantle Press, Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA, WA Poets Inc and Peter Cowan Writers Centre aims to encourage more writers to prepare manuscripts for publication.

The program will see 30–40 emerging WA authors developing their manuscripts through a series of workshops, mentorships and events. The two-year program will allow writers to engage with peers who are at similar stages in their careers, while learning about the publishing process and the business aspects of pursuing a writing career.

The Four Centres Emerging Writers Pilot Program ran from 2019 to 2020 and was a ‘resounding success’ according to Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser. ‘We are delighted that the work undertaken in the pilot program will continue for another two years. We were excited to see our first-round writers secure contracts, residencies and recognition from major national prizes. We believe the information shared, the skills learned and the new networks created will continue to have a lasting impact on the sector.’

The program is supported by WA’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.


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