Category Archives: Creative writing

Book a book proposal conversation with Bloomsbury Academic commissiong editor in Creative Writing, Lucy Brown (UK)

Lucy Brown, commissioning editor in Creative Writing at Bloomsbury Academic (UK) will be running a couple of commissioning days for the creative writing list on Monday 24thand Tuesday 25th April. The idea is for people to book in a short, 30-minute session to discuss any ideas around potential projects or proposals they have been thinking about. Lucy hopes this opportunity will make publishing with Bloomsbury’s Creative Writing area feel more accessible through an informal chat.

Writers can informally discuss projects at the early stages, see if an idea has legs or be ready with a proposal to submit. Lucy is most interested in creative writing books for students to use on courses, and research books for scholars and practitioners. 

Find out more about Bloombsury Academic’s Research in Creative Writing Series here

Link to book

Dates: 9am – 5:30pm BST, 24th & 25th April 2023

First Nations Writers’ Fellowship

Work type: Casual
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Pursuant to section 65 of the South Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and the University of Adelaide’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, applications are invited from Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people only.

The JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice First Nations Fellowships support the production of new work by First Nations artists, to be awarded to creative writers/storytellers and musicians, beginning with a writer in 2023. The Fellowship comprises $10,000 for creative development of a project, and office space at the Centre.

Collaborations and dialogue between the Fellow and JMCCCP members will be encouraged, and the successful applicant will be invited to give a masterclass to students in English and Creative Writing. The Fellow will also be free to engage with our neighbours in the North Terrace Cultural Precinct, by exploring or responding to the collections of the South Australian Museum, or by participating in the programs of the Art Gallery of South Australia, particularly those scheduled around Tarnanthi, Reconciliation week and NAIDOC week. 

If you have the talent, we’ll give you the opportunity. Together let’s make history.

Please submit the following as part of your application:

  • A description of your proposed project
  • A description of how this opportunity might support you at this point of your career
  • A brief budget of how fellowship funds will be spent
  • Samples of writing
  • A curriculum vitae

Applications close 11:55pm, 16 April 2023.

Apply via this link

Professor Anne Pender
Director, JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice


Postgraduate Programs

  • Master of Professional Practice (Creative Writing)
  • Master of Creative Arts
  • Doctor of Creative Arts

Undergraduate Degree with Subjects in Creative Writing:

  • Bachelor of Creative Writing

Staff Contact: Dr Paul Williams –, Dr Ross Watkins –, Associate Professor Gary Crew –


Central Queensland University

Postgraduate Degrees:

  • Research Masters (in creative and professional writing, and editing and/or publishing)
  • Coursework Masters (MLitt)
  • Doctorate (in creative and professional writing, and editing and/or publishing)

Certificate Courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
  • Diploma of Arts

Undergraduate Degree With Subjects In Creative Writing:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Professional Communication

School Administration Officer: Ruth Pickton –



Otago University

Staff Contact:

Dr Simone Celine Marshall, lecturer in the Department of English


Undergraduate Degree With Subjects In Creative Writing:

  • Minor in writing in the BA in English

Students in the BA have the option to undertake individual units, or a minor, in creative and professional writing. Creative nonfiction, poetry, and writing for theatre are offered.


January 2008

Queensland University of Technology

Honours Course With Creative Component:

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) (Hons)

Non-Degree Studies:

Summer School intensive units

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (Creative Writing)
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication
  • Graduate Diploma in Creative Industries (Creative Writing)
  • Master of Arts (Research) Creative Industries
  • Doctor of Creative Industries

Staff Contact:

Assoc Prof Philip Neilsen (Discipline Head):

Undergraduate Degree With Subjects In Creative Writing:

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing)
  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing)/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing and Professional Writing)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative Industries (with creative writing major)


June 2008

Queensland, University of

Postgraduate Courses:

Postgraduate Studies in Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline can enrol in UQ’s postgraduate coursework programs in Writing, Editing, and Publishing (WEP). The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Master of Arts in Writing, Editing, and Publishing include courses such as Academic and Corporate Editing Issues in Contemporary Publishing, Writing about the Arts, and Editing the Manuscript.

Graduates of the Diploma program who have achieved a high grade-point average and who have included a substantial research component in their coursework may also enrol in the Master of Philosophy program, in which they will engage in a sustained research and writing project based in their studies of academic or corporate writing, editing, and publishing.

Postgraduate Studies in Creative Writing

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Creative Writing) offers an introduction to the field for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in disciplines other than creative writing. Students take four courses from six that are regularly offered in poetry, short fiction, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, publishing, and researching fiction.

Research Higher Degrees in Creative Writing

The Master of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing offer students the opportunity to undertake a major work of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, script, or screen writing. Students workshop their creative writing with advisors and other students and study the theories and practices of research, composition, and editing necessary for a vocation in writing. Additionally, students undertake a short critical essay about creative writing practice.

Staff Contact:

Dr Stuart Glover
Senior Lecturer
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland 4072


Dr Roslyn Petelin
Senior Lecturer
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland 4072


Staff are:

Dr Venero (Veny) Armanno
Senior Lecturer in Writing

Dr Bronwyn Lea
Senior Lecturer in Writing

Dr Peta Mitchell
Lecturer in Writing

Dr Kim Wilkins
Lecturer in Writing

Undergraduate Degree With Subjects In Creative Writing:

Undergraduate students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, the Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) degree or a dual BA degree can enrol in the Writing Major or Extended Major. The Major and Extended Major allow students to combine creative writing courses in fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, and creative non-fiction with courses in academic writing, professional writing, editing, and contemporary literature. As a capstone for the Major and Extended Major, students undertake a project in their choice of genre.


October 2010

RMIT University, City Campus and Bundoora Campus

Non-Degree Studies:

  • Certificate in Professional Screenwriting and Editing
  • Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing
  • Advanced Diploma of Arts in Professional Screenwriting

Postgraduate Courses:

  • MA (Creative Writing) by Research
  • MA by Coursework
  • MA Creative Media

Staff Contact:

TAFE Programs Manager:

Creative Media:

Undergraduate Degree With Subjects In Creative Writing:

One undergraduate elective offered – Creative Writing


June 2008

South Australia, University of


Honours Degree with Creative Component:

Bachelor of Arts Honours (English and Creative Writing)

Further study:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – 1 year
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Staff Contact:

Undergraduate Degree in Creative Writing:

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in ENGLISH AND CREATIVE WRITING

Explore historical and contemporary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, autobiographies, essays and plays. You will develop analytic and creative writing skills, and explore how different oral and written texts have impacted cultures around the world.

Mid-year intake available.

Southern Cross University


See here for our School website, here for Associate Degree of Creative Writing, and here for the Graduate Degree in Creative Writing.

Honours Course With Creative Component:

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts
  • PhD

Staff Contact:

Undergraduate Degree With Subjects In Creative Writing:

  • Associate Degree of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts with writing major


May 2018