Boundless Indigenous Mentorship Program

Presented by Writing NSW and Text Publishing

Writing NSW and Text Publishing present the Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship. This significant program aims to ensure new voices in Indigenous literature are discovered and supported.

The mentorship has previously been judged by multi-award-winning Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch, representatives from Text Publishing and Writing NSW.

‘Being able to teach and learn in such a close and guided fellowship is a once-in-a-career moment’

Tara June Winch

The mentorship is awarded to an unpublished Indigenous writer who has made substantial progress on a fiction or non-fiction writing project. The purpose of the program is to support the writer as they develop their manuscript and seek publication.

Writers embark on a year-long mentorship with an Indigenous mentor, who will provide feedback on the work in progress and general advice on writing and developing a career. They will also receive editorial feedback from Text Publishing and access to Writing NSW’s professional development services. 

At the end of the 12-month mentorship, both the writer and mentor are invited to attend Boundless, a festival for diverse writers, held in Sydney biennially.

Writing NSW acknowledges the First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN) for their support of this program.

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