QWC is passionate about supporting Queensland writers. Through the Fellowships and Access program, QWC provides professional development opportunities for writers from diverse backgrounds. The QWC Fellowships and Access fund was established in 2015 through support from our members, staff, management committee and the wider literary community. The funds raised by our supporters enabled QWC to receive matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus 1 program.


Maher Fellowships for Women Writers

In 2017 three fellowships valued at $500 each are offered to support women writers to undertake professional development opportunities.

Applications from Indigenous women and regionally based writers are encouraged.

Applications open: Monday 6 March 2017

Applications close: Sunday 9 April 2017

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Olvar Wood Writing Mentorships for LGBTTIQ Writers

In 2017 QWC is pleased to offer a mentorship opportunity with Queensland author Inga Simpson. The mentorship aimes to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersexual and queer writers to develop a piece of work towards publication.

In 2017 this program offers a three-month mentorship (valued at $1,350)

Writers from regional or remote areas are encouraged to apply.

Applications open: Monday 7 August 2017

Applications close: Sunday 3 September 2017

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QWC Access Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to support writers from diverse backgrounds to participate in QWC’s programs and services. The fund provides one-off funding of up to $500 per writer to support the cost of course fees, travel, accommodation or other expenses that may otherwise prevent them from participating in creative and professional development with QWC.

In 2017 we are offering up to eight grants through this program.

Eligible writers can apply to the Access Fund at any time.

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