Australian Book Review Indigenous Fellowship

Australian Book Review is pleased to offer the ABR Indigenous Fellowship, worth a total of $10,000. This Fellowship – generously funded by the ABR Patrons – is intended to generate vibrant new non-fiction journalism by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer.

The ABR Indigenous Fellowship will be judged by a panel comprising two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Noongar author Kim Scott; Director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre and Guest Editor of the August Indigenous issue, Professor Lynette Russell; and ABR Editor Peter Rose.

What does the Fellowship involve?

The Fellow will receive $10,000 for three non-fiction articles published with ABR over the course of twelve monthsThe Fellow’s articles will appear in the print magazine and online. The Fellow will be encouraged to play a creative role in our 2020 Indigenous issue. The Fellow will work closely with ABR Editor Peter Rose.     

How can I apply?

ABR welcomes creative proposals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers.

Send ABR a succinct but comprehensive three-page proposal, plus a CV and two short writing samples. Please nominate two professional/literary referees (names, email addresses and phone numbers only).

Note that we are looking for proposals – not finished articles or chapters. We also are looking for a high degree of familiarity with the magazine - its style, its content, its direction. There is no application fee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Editor before submitting them: (03) 9699 8822 or via email: 

Applications must be emailed to by midnight on 1 October 2019.

More information 

For more information about the ABR Indigenous Fellowship, please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Application Guidelines

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