on 10 March, 2014

The LitLink Residential Fellowship & The LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award 2014 - applications now open

For writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area.

The LitLink Residential Fellowships and The LitLInk Unpublished Manuscript Award are supported by Arts NSW, Byron Bay Writers Festival & Varuna the National Writers House.

Closing date: 30 April 2014

A LitLink Residential Fellowship offers writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area a two-week creative residency at Varuna the National Writers House in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW.

The Fellowship includes full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, the companionship of your fellow writers and the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from a Varuna Consultant. Varuna awards five Litlink Fellowships to writers living in regional NSW each year.

A Writer applying for a Litlink Fellowship, who has a complete unpublished manuscript, may also chose to enter their work into the Litlink Unpublished Manuscript Award (conditions apply).

The winner of The LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award receives a VIP pass to the Byron Bay Writers Festival and feedback on their full manuscript from a Varuna Consultant. The winner of the Award is publicly announced each year at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

"Varuna has proven the perfect setting for a concentrated examination of what my novel needs to give it lift-off . . . . It has been a privilege having time in the Varuna environment, where writers and writing are valued and nurtured, with access to a wealth of experience."

                                                                Dael Allison, LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award, 2009.

For full details and to apply, click HERE.