$10,000 Opportunity for Writers
8 Jun 2018
Opportunity for Writers Applications open for NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2018
Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project.
This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance and is donated by Peter Beatson. This year Peter has decided to increase the stipend for the fellowship to $10,000. We thank Peter for his continuing and generous support of New Zealand writers.
In 2017 the fellowship was awarded to Central Otago writer Jillian Sullivan, enabling her to work on a collection of creative non-fiction essays (including poetry) set in Central Otago and with a strong conservation base.
Deadline for applications: 4pm Friday 17 August 2018
To apply for the fellowship you need to be a member of the NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc). Membership is open to all developing and established writers. NZSA provides: literary sector news, a mentorship programme, manuscript assessment, manuscript services, contract advice, advocacy and representation for writers, information on the publishing industry, grants and other opportunities, along with affiliation to international PEN.
For further information contact
Claire Hill 09 379 4801 firstname.lastname@example.org