The Anne Edgeworth Writers’ Fellowship is provided to an emerging young writer in the Canberra Region.  The Fellowship is worth up to $5,000 and is to be used to advance the recipients’ education in the craft of writing.  The Fellowship is provided annually by the Anne Edgeworth Trust and is administered by the ACT Writers Centre.

Anne Edgeworth (also known as Anne Godfrey-Smith) was a prominent poet, writer, theatre director, academic, conservationist and activist for reconciliation. She died in June 2011. Anne mentored many young writers as a tutor, author and poet and her family has established an annual award for young writers in her memory. More information about Anne can be found at Obituaries Online.

The Fellowship will be made for work in the field of poetry, fiction writing, non-fiction writing, screenwriting and/or playwriting.

Applications close at 4pm, Friday October 7 2017.

To be eligible to be considered for the Fellowship you must:

  1. Entrants must live in the ACT or one of the nearby NSW Local Government Areas (Young, Harden, Gundagai, Tumut, Boorowa, Yass Valley, Upper Lachlan, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Wingecarribee, Palerang, Greater Queanbeyan, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma Monaro, and Snowy River).
  2. Entrants must be under the age of 35 at 30 November 2017.
  3. Entrants must permanently reside in Australia.

 

The Fellowship can be used for any purpose that furthers the recipients’ education in their chosen field of literature and must be associated with a tertiary institution or other educational institution concerned with creative writing such as the ACT Writers Centre.  For example: tuition fees, travel, accommodation, printing and publishing, editing, writers’ retreat etc (‘the project’).  The funds cannot be used to purchase capital equipment (eg computers) or subsidise an existing commercial or non-profit activity.

The project must be completed within a twelve month period.

During the course of the project the recipient is to provide some insight into the project to the general writing community either through a lecture, seminar, workshop, written report, article, video or similar (‘community outreach’) or combination of the above.

The Fellowship can be used for any purpose that furthers the recipients’ education in their chosen field of literature and must be associated with a tertiary institution or other educational institution concerned with creative writing such as the ACT Writers Centre.  For example: tuition fees, travel, accommodation, printing and publishing, editing, writers’ retreat etc (‘the project’).  The funds cannot be used to purchase capital equipment (eg computers) or subsidise an existing commercial or non-profit activity.

The project must be completed within a twelve month period.

During the course of the project the recipient is to provide some insight into the project to the general writing community either through a lecture, seminar, workshop, written report, article, video or similar (‘community outreach’) or combination of the above.

The application form can be downloaded below, and must be uploaded via this Submittable form.

Anne Edgeworth Expression of Interest Form 2017 (.doc)

The 2016 Anne Edgeworth Fellow is Rosanna Stevens.