The 2012 NSW LitLink Varuna program, funded by Arts NSW, provides NSW writers living outside Sydney with professional development and the opportunity to live and work within a unique community of writers. Submitted manuscripts may be fiction or non-fiction prose, and in any narrative genre, such as literary fiction and non-fiction, young adult or junior fiction, travel writing, and family memoir.
Varuna, the Writers' House, seeks to identify and develop the best new Australian writing. It provides writers with a residential retreat, professional development and pathways to publication.
Applications open on 1 May 2012 and close on 31 May 2012. All entries must be delivered electronically by 5pm on 31 May. The recipients of the LitLink Varuna Fellowships will be posted on Varuna's website on Monday 2nd July 2012. Shortlisted applicants for the Byron Bay Writers Festival/Varuna LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award will also be posted on the Varuna website, as well as the Byron Bay Writers Festival website, on 2 July 2012.
The NSW LitLink Varuna residency period is 20 August to 3 September 2012. For all the details go to the Varuna website: www.varuna.com.au