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Copyright Agency Author Fellowship 2017

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The Copyright Agency will award $80,000 to a mid to late career author for a 12 month period to develop and create work. 

The $80,000 grant is the largest amount available to an individual via the Cultural Fund and is also the highest remunerated grant available to writers in Australia within a 12 month period.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a mid to late career author with at least five substantial published books. Of these five published books, two can be self-published.

  • The applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Open to novelists, playwrights, poets, scriptwriters, non-fiction writers, children’s and young adult book writers, and journalists.
  • Authors must submit their own applications. Publishers are not able to apply on behalf of authors.
  • The applicant must have a publishing contract or a letter of intention to publish from the publisher. This prize/fellowship is not to supplant any advance offered under their publishing contract.
  • The successful applicant will agree to acknowledge the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund support in any publication arising from the fellowship.

Supporting documentation:

  • Proof of a publishing contract or letter of intent from publisher
  • A synopsis of the proposed work
  • A sample of writing (5 pages)
  • A demonstration of the applicant’s publishing record/list of published works/a professional writing CV.

 Applications close: 5pm AEAST, Monday 25 September 2017. For more information, visit the CAL website here.


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