Griffith REVIEW Contributers' Circle Award

The Griffith REVIEW Contributers' Circle Award is facilitated by Griffith REVIEW and supported by Varuna, the Writers’ House.

Griffith REVIEW may award up to three Fellowships annually to writers' from their Contributers' Circle. Griffith REVIEW editors award this prize to writers' whose submitted proposals are original and potentially influential.

To express your interest in one of the three week-long residencies, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Monday 2 February 2015 with a one-page statement outlining how the residency would benefit you, including a description of the work you would undertake during the week. You may also include up to ten pages of a work-in-progress.

Entries will be judged by Griffith REVIEW staff based on: creative strength of the proposal including clear goals; originality of the work; evidence of capacity to advance the project towards publication.

Selected applicants will be notified on Friday 13 February.

The Griffith REVIEW Contributers' Circle Award includes a week’s residency at Varuna, the Writers’ House in Katoomba, the Blue Mountains. The residency must be undertaken within twelve months from the date of notification.

This Award replaces the Griffith REVIEW Emerging Writers' Award (GREW). Griffith REVIEW, Text Publishing and Varuna supported this award in 2010 and 2011.

In 2011 the GREW fiction award went to both Romy Ash and Rachel S Morgan. The winners of the non-fiction award were Meera Atkinson and Nicolas Low.

In 2010 the GREW fiction award went to both Jeremy Chambers and Anna Krien. The winner of the non-fiction award was Cameron Muir.

In 2018 the fellows are:

Laura Elvery (Brisbane): Medallion: short stories about female Noble prize winners
Lech Blaine (Brisbane): memoir (an early extract was published in Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back)
Tamson Pietsch (Sydney): The Floating University, an historical account of international ship university in the 1920s
Bill Wilkie (Daintree): An account of the Cedar Creek rebellion which formed the catalyst for the downfall of Joh's government.
Biff Ward (Canberra): Third Chopstick, a memoir of the Vietnam War