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:
Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce that entries for the 2023 ARA Historical Novel Prize opened at 9am on 12 April 2023.
The ARA Historical Novel Prize is the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia, incorporating both an Adult category and a Children and Young Adult (CYA) category. The Prize is worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies. The Prize will award $50,000 to the Adult category winner, with an additional $5,000 to be awarded to each of the remaining two shortlisted authors. In the CYA category, the winner will receive $30,000, while the two short listers will receive $5,000 each.
Awards open: 9am (AEST) 12 April 2023
Awards close: 5pm (AEST) 14 June 2023
Longlist announced (nine books): 13 September 2023
Shortlist announced (three books): 27 September 2023
Winners announced: 19 October 2023
Winners will be announced at a cocktail party in Sydney on 19 October.
The HNSA supports and promotes the writing, reading and publication of historical fiction across Australia and New Zealand. It is the third arm of the international Historical Novel Society.
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
The 28th annual conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs is hosted by the University of Canberra’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research.
The event will be held on Ngunnawal Country; we acknowledge with gratitude that we have been welcomed to walk on this unceded land, and pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and emerging.
We invite proposals for conference papers, panels, or performances that focus on issues that demand personal, social and institutional attention; and we are very interested in proposals that are collaborative, dialogic, improvisational, and/or performative.
Please consider the following list of starter-topic areas as you construct your abstract/proposal:
Orality – e.g.
Spoken word forms
Writing/improvising for performance
Song / chant
Audio and transdisciplinary storytelling modes
Poetry – e.g.
Poetry of resistance
Essay – e.g.
Lyrical or dialogic essay
Writing as conversatio, or collaboration
Reading as intimacy
Manifesto / diatribe / rant
Sustainability – e.g.
The environment and living in the more-than-human world
Traditional ways of knowing, being and storying
Economic and political engagement in writing/by writers
Alternate knowledge systems
Queering Writing – e.g.
Decentred and diverse voices
Neglected art forms
AI / Chat GPT – implications, limitations, possibilities
Arts/Health – e.g.
Writing, reading, and wellbeing
Transdisciplinary practice for health
Creative interventions and trauma
Working beyond the academy (outreach, communicating research)
Silences in academia
Care for the author
(or other topics, though we do ask that you aim to accommodate the theme of the conference in your work)
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 July 2023, 11:59PM (AEST). Proposals should include:
your university or other institutional affiliation
your e-mail address
the title of your proposed paper
your abstract (250 words max)
identify whether it is for a paper, a panel, or a performance
Enrolments are already open until March, 15th, 2023.
From the 21st to the 23rd of March, 2023, the EACWP launches the sixth Premium Virtual Edition of its European Course for Teachers of Creative Writing. Worldwide participants are welcome to join us.
In the spirit of abundance, gratitude and enjoyment of a new rising year to come, EACWP are delighted to announce a course they have longed for that has finally come true: a pedagogical proposal on both the sensual, Dyonisian experience of the body up to the sacred, Apollonian, even mystic experience of the soul approached from the complementary and intertwined disciplines of Food, Drink and Drug Writing. Just as a garden of earthly, literary delights.
The enrolment process for the sixth virtual edition of our Teachers Training Course, which, as in its regular format, will comprise three different workshops that will take place on Tuesday, 21st, Wednesday, 22nd and Thursday, 23rd of March (2023) from 17.00 to 19.00 (CET).
The deadline for submissions has been extended to March, 24 (2023).
The EACWP Conference is a biannual event devoted to foster a European and Worldwide dialogue on the different approaches to creative writing education. The VI EACWP conference will take place in Madrid, in the locations of Casa Árabe (The Arabic House) and in the context of Escuela de Escritores 20th anniversary, from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 May 2023. The on-line format for proposals will only be accepted for the Multilingual Workshops.
Central to the conference will be an acknowledgement of the importance of creativity and how enhance it through the practice of writing. In times of crisis – probably, the only possible times – writers can make creativity a permanent way of living as artists, continuously questioning, developing and reformulating our craft.
The prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world, and its ongoing and often seminal importance to world literatures. It marks the University of Canberra’s commitment to creativity and imagination in all that it does, and builds on the work of the International Poetry Studies Institute in identifying poetry as a highly resilient and sophisticated human activity. It also builds on the activities of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, which conducts wide-ranging research into human creativity and culture.
The 2023 prize winners will be announced by November 2023 and the prize winners and short-list will be notified prior to that.
Important details are:
The winner will receive AUD$15,000
The international winner will receive AUD$5,000
The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000
Four additional poems will be short-listed
An online prize anthology of up to 60 longlisted poems will be published
Entrants may submit up to six poems, and will pay a separate fee for each poem.
First Entry: $AUD25 or $15 concession
Additional Entry (up to five additional entries): $AUD20 or $10 concession
Join the writing in education community this March at the NAWE 2023 Conference, 10-11 March, Online, and explore what it means to live as a writer in 2023 and beyond. A chance to make connections and share valuable insights with fellow writers working in education and the community across the UK and further afield. Two days of 45+ talks, workshops, panels and networking opportunities, to boost and benefit your writing and teaching practice. Keynotes from Patrice Lawrence on Living as a Writer and Blake Morrison and Maura Dooley on What is the future of education?
Early bird tickets from only £39 available until 7 February.
Conference sponsors: York Centre for Writing based at York St John University and Bloomsbury. Info and to book at https://bit.ly/3WAYg0l
The University of New England is advertising for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Digital Writing and Storytelling to join us in a fulltime continuing basis at the Armidale campus. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Storytelling and Writing will support research and teaching in both creative storytelling and also empirical, evidence-based storytelling and narrative. This role will support future curriculum development. The successful applicant will have experience with high-quality development of digital-first course/unit design and of online and hybrid modes of teaching.