Griffith Review invites applications from current Contributors Circle members for a week-long writing residency at Varuna, The National Writers’ House.
A Varuna residency provides a week’s accommodation, meals and a private workspace to further develop a work in progress in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
The 2020 Griffith Review Contributors Circle Varuna Residencies are supported by the Graeme Wood Foundation.
Griffith Review Contributors Circle members who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or residents are eligible to win one of up to five residencies at Varuna, The National Writers’ House in 2020. This includes a week’s accommodation, meals and a private workspace (please note that airfares/transfers are not included).
To apply for the 2020 Griffith Review Contributors Circle Varuna Residencies, submit the following before midnight, Monday 13 April 2020:
- a statement outlining how the residency would benefit you;
- a description of the work you would undertake during the week;
- an overview of the project and brief plan for its completion;
- and up to ten pages of the work in progress.
Entries will be judged by Griffith Review staff based on: creative strength of the proposal, including clear goals; originality of the work; and evidence of capacity to advance the project towards publication.
Entries must be submitted through the Submittable portal to be eligible for consideration.
Selected applicants will be notified by the end of April 2020. Griffith Review will forward Varuna’s contact details to the successful applicants, who must make arrangements with Varuna directly. The residency must be undertaken by August 2021.
Your Contributors Circle subscription must be current on 13 April 2020 to be eligible to apply for a residency. To renew your Contributors Circle subscription online select the Premium Subscription (Print + digital 1-year) package, select your favoured digital format (PDF, ePub, kindle-compatible) and use the promo code GRCONTRIBUTOR at the checkout. Alternatively, please contact us at email@example.com or phone us on (07) 3735 3071. Tax invoices are forwarded via email.
IMPORTANT: Contributors Circle membership is available only to writers who have contributed to Griffith Review. Anyone who purchases a subscription using this code who doesn’t meet this criteria is not eligible for the residency program, and will have their Contributors Circle subscription converted to a regular subscription package.