Center for Stories Announces New International Writing Fellowship

The Center for Stories has announced a new International Writing Fellowship for writers living outside Australia. Worth $30,000, the Patricia Kailis International Writing Fellowship provides a three-month paid residency at the Center for Stories in Perth, Western Australia.

The scholarship aims to “support the work of talented individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to ideas and practices that promote belonging and greater cross-cultural understanding”, “deepen and broaden literary culture in Western Australia” and provide emerging writers Western Australia access to internationally renowned writers.

An international writer will receive the scholarship in recognition of their “literary achievements and commitment to cultural and diplomatic exchange” and will create a new literary work during the residency, which will run between 2022 and 2023.

Center for Stories creative director Robert Wood will judge the entries alongside authors Elfie Shiosaki and Roanna Gonsalves.

“The Center for Stories is always grateful that we can extend the hand of friendship to the rest of the world,” Wood said. “This is a remarkable opportunity for exchange and engagement, and it will lead to new work of the highest quality. It’s a chance for Boorloo/Perth and our community of writers to collaborate on a great residency and celebrate writing.’

The scholarship is open to writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and short stories whose work is in English and is available in Australia. Applicants must also have at least two full publications published by a commercial publisher.

For more information on the scholarship, see the Center for Stories website.

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