Writers Victoria

Commission for a Woman Writer of Colour

Thanks to a recent generous donation, Writers Victoria is offering a Woman of Colour based in Victoria a paid commission for a new piece of work to be published in The Victorian Writer magazine (to the value of $200).

Submissions must align with one of our upcoming themes, which are:

  • October-November: Chrysalis – emerging writers, emerging from the margins, transformative reading/writing; Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers prize winners
  • December-January: Recovery – personal or planetary, pre- or post-pandemic; recovered memories/stories/culture/history; re-writing; rediscovered literary classics

To apply, you can submit short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, or non-fiction works up to 1600 words. (800-1200 words are preferred.) 150-word pitches for non-fiction will also be considered, but please note that the full non-fiction piece being pitched will need to be 800 to 1600 words.

Your submission should include:

  • A 25-word bio.
  • A short statement about the piece.
  • Your piece in full or pitch (full pieces are preferred).

To apply, please upload your submission to this online form: https://writersvictoria.submittable.com/submit/166900/woman-writer-of-colour-commission

If you have any questions, please email admin@writersvictoria.org.au 


Wednesday 10 June, 2020
Friday 31 July, 2020
Writers Victoria
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176 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne

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