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Emerging Writers' Festival

Emerging Writers' Festival - discover new stories, new voices and new worlds. 15-25 June 2022 “Our festival aims to support grassroots writing by providing a place to showcase the amazing diversity of work that new Australian writers are creating.

At the Emerging Writers' Festival, authors outside the mainstream can present their writing without the normal boundaries of literary fashion or favour. It's a great opportunity for readers too, to hear fresh work from the best writers they haven't heard of – yet." Richard Watts
Inaugural festival director, Emerging Writers Festival 2004

Since its creation in 2004 the festival has grown from a s

At the Emerging Writers' Festival, authors outside the mainstream can present their writing without the normal boundaries of literary fashion or favour. It's a great opportunity for readers too, to hear fresh work from the best writers they haven't heard of – yet." Richard Watts
Inaugural festival director, Emerging Writers Festival 2004

Since its creation in 2004 the festival has grown from a s

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Inside the Publishing House is back for 2022! 📚On Friday 4 November, Emerging Writers' Festival and Hachette Australia B...
12/10/2022
Inside the Publishing House 2022 - Emerging Writers' Festival

Inside the Publishing House is back for 2022! 📚

On Friday 4 November, Emerging Writers' Festival and Hachette Australia Books are bringing back the full-day virtual conference all about getting published.

Hear from Hachette editors, publishers and authors, and take the opportunity to pitch your manuscript to some of the best in the biz.

Check out the full program and grab your tickets now.

https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/blog/2022/inside-the-publishing-house-2022/

On Friday 4 November, EWF is teaming up with Hachette Australia for a unique virtual event that takes you behind the scenes at one of Australia’s biggest and brightest publishing houses. Hachette Australia represents an array of A-list international and local authors, publishing around 100 new Aus...

🚨 You have ONE MORE DAY to get your entries in for the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers! This is your chance to receiv...
14/07/2022
The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers - Emerging Writers' Festival

🚨 You have ONE MORE DAY to get your entries in for the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers! This is your chance to receive $10,000 in prize money and a year-long mentorship with a publisher from Hachette Australia Books!

Entries close 11.59pm AEST, 15 July.

https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/the-richell-prize-for-emerging-writers/

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 15 JULY! This is the eighth year of the prestigious Richell Prize and once again entries are open to unpublished writers of adult fiction and adult narrative non-fiction. The winner will receive $10,000 in prize money, to be donated by Hachette Australia, and a year’s m...

Did you come to ? We'd love to hear your thoughts! 💌Fill out our survey and you'll automatically be in the running to wi...
07/07/2022

Did you come to ? We'd love to hear your thoughts! 💌

Fill out our survey and you'll automatically be in the running to win a $100 Readings voucher, a book pack featuring titles from our Ambassadors, or an jumper!

Our Ambassador book pack includes Talking About a Revolution by Yassmin Abdel-Magied (Penguin Books Australia) Bodies of Light by
Jennifer Down (Text Publishing), Gunk Baby by Jamie Marina Lau (Hachette Australia Books) and Guwayu - For All Times edited by Jeanine Leane (Magabala Books)!

Survey closes 8 July: https://culturecounts.cc/s/WmQW9/splash

That’s a wrap on the Emerging Writers' Festival for 2022! 🤩The team at EWF would like to say a massive thank you to all ...
27/06/2022

That’s a wrap on the Emerging Writers' Festival for 2022! 🤩

The team at EWF would like to say a massive thank you to all who played a part in this year's festival! From the audience to the artists, and everyone in between, we are so grateful to grateful to have shared in the magic of with you. 💗

There's plenty more to come from the EWF team for the second half of 2022, so be sure to stay tuned to our social media channels, website and fortnightly eNews for updates!

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It's Day ELEVEN and our final day of the festival! 😢It's been a ripper festival, and we can't believe how quickly it's p...
25/06/2022

It's Day ELEVEN and our final day of the festival! 😢

It's been a ripper festival, and we can't believe how quickly it's passed.

Please join us for our closing night festivities at Brunswick Mechanics Institute! Presented in partnership with Next Wave.

Learn more: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/event/closing-night-lie-to-me/

Wow! It's already Day TEN of !We've got plenty happening today, including our final  Lunchtime Literature and Writers' N...
23/06/2022

Wow! It's already Day TEN of !

We've got plenty happening today, including our final Lunchtime Literature and Writers' Night School sessions, as well as our second Bodies of Sound performance at State Library Victoria - not to be missed! Plus, we have our very special First Stage event with Melbourne Theatre Company!

🚨 Please note: unfortunately, Eloise Grills is no longer able to facilitate The Early Words: Responding to Art and this event is now cancelled.

23/06/2022

🚨🚨 CANCELLED 🚨🚨

Unfortunately, Eloise Grills is no longer able to facilitate The Early Words: Responding to Art on Friday morning.

All ticket holders have been contacted to notify them of this update.

It's Day SEVEN of ! 💌Join us IRL for:⬅️Writing the West with Maribyrnong Libraries📝Writers' Night School (SOLD OUT)💧Same...
21/06/2022

It's Day SEVEN of ! 💌

Join us IRL for:
⬅️Writing the West with Maribyrnong Libraries
📝Writers' Night School (SOLD OUT)
💧Same River Twice Exhibition Launch with Footscray Community Arts

or URL for:
⌨️Digital Writing Jam with Express Media and Voiceworks
⚡️Finding Community in the Eye of the Storm with Writers Victoria!

Learn more: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/festival?_sft_event_date=21-june

It's a brand new week and Day SIX of ! Join us online today for our first day of the Digital Writing Jam! Presented in p...
19/06/2022

It's a brand new week and Day SIX of !

Join us online today for our first day of the Digital Writing Jam! Presented in partnership with Express Media.

If you're looking for an in-person event, come celebrate some amazing babes with our Amazing Babes! 7pm, Brunswick Mechanics Institute. Tickets selling fast.

It's Day FIVE of ! 🤩Our workshops are booked out (!), but please join us at Brunswick Mechanics Institute at 1.30pm for ...
19/06/2022

It's Day FIVE of ! 🤩

Our workshops are booked out (!), but please join us at Brunswick Mechanics Institute at 1.30pm for Secretos de la Raíz – Innato: Performance & Conversation, presented in partnership with Next Wave. All are welcome.

See you there!

Greetings from Day FOUR of ! It's a big one today - our National Writers' Conference. 🌺WHAT'S ON:📚 10am-5:15pm AEST Nati...
17/06/2022

Greetings from Day FOUR of ! It's a big one today - our National Writers' Conference. 🌺

WHAT'S ON:
📚 10am-5:15pm AEST National Writers' Conference (Zoom)
🌊 7-8pm AEST here & now: Anthology Launch w/ (https://youtu.be/EswIqo_N2j8)

Hello to Day THREE of !Join us at State Library Victoria for Bodies of Sound this afternoon. We're also looking forward ...
17/06/2022

Hello to Day THREE of !

Join us at State Library Victoria for Bodies of Sound this afternoon. We're also looking forward to our event with Australian Poetry, coven, which is SOLD OUT! There is a waitlist, be sure to join as more tickets may become available!

Tomorrow, it's all about the National Writers' Conference. It's your last chance to get tickets, so be sure to book in now.

You know where to go! https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/festival/

Good morning and welcome to ! 🥳 We've finally made it!Please join us tonight at 7pm at ACCA for our Opening Night event,...
15/06/2022

Good morning and welcome to ! 🥳 We've finally made it!

Please join us tonight at 7pm at ACCA for our Opening Night event, Tomorrow, Today🦋

Unfortunately due to illness, both Maya Hodge and SJ Norman will no longer be able to make tonight's event.

We are thrilled to announce that the oh so talented poet, editor, and Stella Prize winner, Evelyn Araluen will be stepping in and joining us for tonight's event. Thank you Evelyn!

Limited free tickets remain. Book here: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/event/opening-night-tomorrow-today/

See you soon!

Photos from The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas's post
14/06/2022

Photos from The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas's post

We are thrilled to announce that writer, artist and curator SJ Norman will be joining us this Wednesday 15 June for our ...
13/06/2022

We are thrilled to announce that writer, artist and curator SJ Norman will be joining us this Wednesday 15 June for our Opening Night event Tomorrow, Today!

SJ Norman is the recipient of numerous awards for contemporary art, including the Blake Art Prize and an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship. Their debut book Permafrost (University of Queensland Press) was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal, the VPLAs for Fiction, and longlisted for The Stella Prize amongst other prizes.

We’ve just released some extra tickets to this previously sold out event - this event is FREE, so book now!

Sadly, Aunty Jane Rosengrave is no longer able to join us for Opening Night. To learn more about the event and to book your tickets, head to: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/event/opening-night-tomorrow-today/

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We're already almost half way through the year! Be sure to check out the below round up of opportunities. Submit, apply and book your tickets!

👉 Grab your tickets for the Queensland Poetry EMERGE festival!
https://www.qldpoetry.org/qpf-program/p/opening-night

👉 Write for Kill Your Darlings! (29 May)
https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/write-for-kyd/

👉 The Emerging Writers' Festival is now live! Grab your tickets! https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/

👉 Entries to The Novel Prize are open Giramondo Publishing (1 June)
https://giramondopublishing.com/novelprize/

👉 The Best Australian Yarn Short Story Competition (May 31)
https://bestaustralianyarn.com.au/

👉 Subbed In is is open for poetry manuscript submissions

👉 Peter Carey Short Story Competition (4 Jun )
https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/.../Peter-Carey-Short...

👉 Submit your work to Magazine! (ongoing)
http://archermagazine.com.au/write-for-archer/

👉 Submit to Enbylife! (ongoing)
https://enbylife.net/

👉 Submit your short fiction to Literary Journal (ongoing)
https://overland.org.au/submit/fiction-submissions/

👉 Submit your work to the Griffith Review!
https://www.griffithreview.com/submit-to-griffith-review/

👉 Submit your writing and art to Baby Teeth Journal
https://www.babyteethjournal.com/submission-guidelines

👉 Submit your work to Pulch Mag
http://pulchmag.com/submit-your-work/

👉 Tracey Trinder Playwrights's Award (Applications are now open) (30 June)
https://www.ensemble.com.au/2022-tracey-trinder-award/...

👉 Kill Your Darlings School Writing Prize is now open! (22 July)
https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/.../kyd-school.../

👉 The Scribblers Festival Conversation Caravan extended deadline for short podcasts (1 June)
https://www.scribblersfestival.com.au/conversation...

👉 Verandah Journal now open for submissions (30 June)
https://verandahjournal.com.au/2021-submissions.../

👉 Entries are now open for the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers Emerging Writers' Festival Hachette Australia Books (8 July)
https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/the-richell-prize.../
We can't wait for the Emerging Writers' Festival!
Calling all South East Storytellers! Bunjil Place's Youth Arts Collective, Arts Agitators, want you to be involved in an exciting upcoming project as part of this years’ Emerging Writers' Festival.

Yes, and… will be a pieced together film of storytelling made by the Arts Agitators and YOU. Film a 10 second video of yourself telling us in one sentence, what happens before this ending...'And the sun set over Westfield Fountain Gate.'

Upload your short video through our website, submissions close Tuesday 31 May 5.00 pm - bit.ly/bp-yes-and-submissions

Presented as part of this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival.
On the front of our home at Brunswick Mechanics you'll find a new public art commission, 'Secretos de la Raíz –– Innato' by Kathleen Gonzalez.

Pop by, and have a peek until late June and see this four-channel video installation investigating ancestral knowledge, and the spiritual and physical connections shared across generations, cultures and continents. It’s running 24/7 but we recommend checking it out in the evening.

Read more → https://bit.ly/3FVgXFm

Wed 11 May - Sat 25 June
Performance & Conversation: Sun 19 Jun, 1.30pm
Presented as part of Emerging Writers' Festival



Featuring Camila Egusquiza, William Huang, Saanjana Kapoor, Jo Newman, Dženana Vucic, and Beau Windon, 'here & now' is a digital anthology collaboration between Emerging Writers' Festival 2022 and Centre for Stories.

Join the artists for an evening of readings from the anthology and grab yourself a copy!

Learn more about this FREE online event here: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/event/here--now-anthology-launch/?fbclid=IwAR1l7T8xxFK49-JQLvkDhwcsfwJBOP7VwlKQhydB6bGmvW0T3-GwHp-cExU

Six writers have been paired up and spent a month collaborating, sharing work, and discussing craft and community with one another. In this anthology, they present their conversations and creativity through poetry, writing, and interviews.

This event is part of the Emerging Writers' Festival, held 15-25 June 2022 across Naarm/Melbourne and online.

View the full program at https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au
We are thrilled to be partnering with Emerging Writers' Festival for 'coven', both live at The Alderman and online. Book (for free!) here: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/event/coven/

How does magic infuse itself into the written word and into the lives of writers? What are the connections between poetic and magical practices? Hear poems from a line-up of artists weaving their practices of writing and magic together.

With Ellen van Neerven, Bo Svoronos, Ella Skilbeck-Porter, Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh, Jacinta Le Plastrier (MC), Ursula K. Le Guin (recited by Ella Skillbeck-Porter), Georgia Kartas, Ana Maria Gomides, Lou Garcia-Dolnik, Tamryn Bennett and Jessica Alice.
What a brilliant program!

We're excited to present as a part of this year's Emerging Writers' Festival 2 stella digital events!

DIGITAL 101 with Rory Green, and the Digital Writing Jam!
The Emerging Writers’ Festival 2022 program is now live! From 15-25 June, Emerging Writers' Festival invites you to discover new stories, new voices, and new worlds.

Over the eleven days, dive into performances, panels, professional development opportunities, and online projects. With more than 50 in-person and digital events, and featuring over 150 artists, EWF has something for everyone.

Learn more at https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au
The Emerging Writers' Festival program is out now! AAV have three events in this year's program. This year's festival has over 50 in person and digital events, featuring over 150 artists. Browse the program on the Emerging Writers Festival website.

https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/festival/
The Emerging Writers' Festival 2022 program is now live! From 15-25 June, Emerging Writers' Festival invites you to discover new stories, new voices, and new worlds.

Over the eleven days, dive into performances, panels, professional development opportunities, and online projects. With more than 50 in-person and digital events, and featuring over 150 artists, EWF has something for everyone.

Learn more at https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au
Tonight at The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, the Emerging Writers' Festival reveal what they have in store for the 2022 festival. This special event is free to attend in person, or you can join the audience online – just head to the EWF website at 6:30pm tonight to watch live.
Are you good at being bad? That's the theme of this year's launch of the Emerging Writers' Festival program! Celebrate this year's hybrid program at tonight's launch. Tuesday 10 May at 6.30 pm. The launch is in person at the Wheeler Centre, or livestreamed. It is Auslan interpreted. Book to attend in person, or log on to watch the launch at the EWF website.
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