Detailed Scholarship Information for 2020

The Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin is pleased to offer a scholarship for each of our four flagship courses.

• Writing a Novel (Sydney)
• Writing a Novel (Melbourne)
• Writing True Stories (Sydney)
• Writing for Children and Young Adults (Melbourne)

Our scholarships allow the recipients to enrol in these courses for free.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is midnight on Friday August 30 2019.

In order to apply, you will need to submit in a single document:

• A one-page cover letter outlining your work in progress
• A short statement on how receiving the scholarship will help you with your writing
• A 1500-word sample of your work in progress

Submissions should be made using the form below.

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• Submissions should be formatted in a single word document with the author’s surname included in the saved title of the document. Documents should be formatted in 12-point font.

• The decision by the Faber Writing Academy committee as to who should receive the scholarships is final and will be determined in good faith based on the statements submitted by the applicants. Faber Writing Academy takes no responsibility for any falsities or embellishments that may be contained within those statements.

• The scholarships must be undertaken in 2020 and cannot be transferred to another year or a different Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin course.

• The winners agree to commit to the entire duration of the course and will endeavour to attend each of the course sessions.

• At the completion of the course, the winner agrees to write a piece about their experience of doing the course which can be used by Faber Writing Academy for promotional purposes.

• Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin reserves the right to withdraw or not award a scholarship at any time.

• In the rare event that the course is cancelled, Faber Writing Academy cannot offer compensation or a transfer of the scholarship to any other Faber Writing Academy courses.

• Entrants may only apply for one of these scholarships in any given year.
• The Faber Writing Academy encourages writers with a background of economic disadvantage to apply for the 2020 Scholarships.

Meet the 2019 Winners

Chandu Bickford - Winner 2019 True Stories Scholarship

Erin Middleton - Winner 2019 Writing a Novel Stage 1 (Sydney) Scholarship

Kirstie Bedford - Winner 2019 Writing a Novel Stage 1 (Melbourne) Scholarship

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