Faber Writing Scholarships

Faber Writing Academy at
Allen & Unwin is excited to open scholarship opportunities for 2021

  • Faber Writing Scholarship for Writing for Young Adults
  • Faber Writing Scholarship for Writing for Children

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


General Information

All scholarships allow the recipients to complete a Faber Writing Academy course for free. Our industry-based courses are offered inside Australia’s leading independent publishing company and give students the opportunity to build a trusted writing group and make valuable industry connections.

The deadline for Writing for Young Adults and Writing For Children scholarship applications is Monday 30 November 2020. Winners will be advised in December 2020.

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

• A short one page (maximum) statement explaining why, as a writer, a Faber Writing Scholarship will help you;
• 5 page (maximum) sample of your work.

Follow this link to make your submission.


About the courses:

Writing for Young Adults is a new 7-week online course with award-winning writer Simmone Howell and guests. Full details here.

Writing for Children: Creating Captivating Picture Books and Middle-grade Fiction with Martine Murray, is a three-month course covering all the elements required to create a stand-out manuscript. Full details here.


Terms and Conditions of all Scholarships

• The scholarships must be undertaken in 2021 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 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.

• The scholarships cover the tuition fee only except where stated.

• The decision of the judging committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Meet the 2021 Faber Writing Scholarship winners for these scholarships

  • Faber Writing Scholarship for Novel Writing
  • Faber Writing Scholarship for a First Nations Writer
  • Faber Writing Scholarship for an Ecologically Themed Novel

Follow this link.


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