Special supported places for writers affected by lockdowns

Apply to join Kickstart Your Novel with Pip Smith for free. For writers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Dear Writers,

We at Faber Writing Academy are thinking of our friends across the country at this time. Extended and repeated lockdown restrictions have been an enormous challenge for many in 2021. 

Following the lead of our wonderful friends in Brisbane at the Avid Reader bookshop who, last year, offered free places at online events to those in lockdown in Victoria, we would like to do our part to acknowledge those currently doing it tough in Victoria, Queensland and NSW.  

Kickstart Your Novel is an eight-week online course to be led by the brilliant novelist and poet Pip Smith. The full value of this program is $990. 

This opportunity is offered in the spirit of an honour system. We will not be means-testing applications. To apply, please complete this short online form, providing 100 words explaining why you would benefit from this opportunity.  

This is a limited opportunity, so we will only be able to offer a select number of places, but we do hope you consider applying. 


Sam Twyford-Moore
Faber Writing Academy