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Latest announcements:

Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship winner 2024
Varuna Fellowship 2023 Winner Announcement
Boundless Festival back in person in 2023
Introducing Writing NSW’s new CEO: Sophie Groom
Jane McCredie to leave as Writing NSW CEO 2023

Media coverage:


‘Murray awarded 2024 Boundless mentorship’, Books+Publishing, 25 March 2024.
‘Bardi writer Kalem Murray is the winner of the 2024 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship, presented by Text Publishing and Writing NSW with the support of the First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN) and Booktopia.’


‘Women of colour discuss challenge of nature writing’, Bankstown Torch, 28 November 2023.
‘ANYONE interested in mental health, climate change, migration or hearing from women of colour, will enjoy the last Boundless Festival event of the year at Bankstown Arts Centre this Saturday.’

‘Boundless Festival Returns to Sydney in 2023’, BroadwayWorld, 9 August 2023.
‘Boundless, Australia’s leading festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers, will return in 2023 in a new format: a series of five free events across Western Sydney between September and December.’

‘Groom appointed Writing NSW CEO’, Books+Publishing, 11 July 2023.
‘Writing NSW has announced the appointment of Sophie Groom as CEO, replacing Jane McCredie who announced earlier this year that she would be leaving the organisation in July. Groom’s experience in the industry includes 10 years managing Apple’s books and audiobooks business in Australia and the United States, which Writing NSW said had given her ‘a strong understanding of how writers can best harness the benefits of technology and digital strategies’.

‘Writing NSW to farewell CEO’, Artshub, 8 May 2023.
‘Writing NSW CEO Jane McCredie will be finishing up at the state’s premier organisation for writers in July 2023. McCredie has been an integral part of Writing NSW for the past 10 years, providing exceptional leadership during uncertain times and leaving a legacy of growth, resilience and advocacy for all writers in the state.’

‘Writing NSW: CEO, program director depart’, Books+Publishing, 24 April 2023.
‘Writing NSW CEO Jane McCredie will leave the organisation in July … Program director Julia Tsalis will also leave Writing NSW after 13 years playing ‘a key role in the transformation of Writing NSW, building its reputation for excellence and inclusivity, and presenting an exciting and diverse program’, according to the organisation.’

‘Jane McCredie Will Depart as CEO of Writing NSW’, BroadwayWorld, 21 April 2023.
‘In her time as CEO, Jane and the Writing NSW team have transformed the organisation to play a leadership role in the national literature sector through platforms and support for thousands of writers each year, extensive digital services, and new programs to support writers from a diverse range of backgrounds such as the award-winning Boundless Festival.’

‘Callouts: Boundless Festival Event Series’, Artshub, 12 April 2023.
‘Writing NSW is seeking emerging curators from First Nations and culturally diverse backgrounds to program the 2023 Boundless Festival event series. Up to five curators will be selected to program a Boundless event and participate in the Writing NSW development program for emerging literary curators.’

‘Open Book expands to three internships’, Books+Publishing, 20 March 2023.
‘Jointly devised by members of the Australian publishing industry, the Open Book program is supported by funding from the Australia Council and the Copyright Agency and program support from Writing NSW, and was ‘devised to create alternate pathways into publishing for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds’.’

Crismani wins 2023 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship’, Books+Publishing, 20 March 2023.
‘Wiradjuri writer and filmmaker Edoardo Crismani has been awarded the 2023 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship for the manuscript Finding Billy Brown and will be mentored by Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch.’


‘UNSWeetened 2022: Episode 5’, UNSWeetened Literary Journal, October 2022
‘In this episode, UNSWeetened invites Jane McCredie, CEO of Writing NSW, to chat with Wen and Michelle about writing communities, upskilling and networking for writers, and pathways and resources for breaking into publishing. Tune in to hear what she has to say to all current and aspiring writers!’

‘2022 Varuna fellowships’Artshub, October 2022
‘The 2022 Varuna fellowships have been awarded to Lucy Nelson and Hajer Al-awsi. Awarded annually, the Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships are for members of Writing NSW who have a work that is ready for the next stage of development.’

‘Text acquires books by Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship winners 2023 mentorship open for entries’, Books+Publishing, October 2022
‘The Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship is a joint initiative between Text Publishing and Writing NSW, with support from the First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN) and Booktopia.’

‘Kate and Katherine Catch Up Plus Featured Book Cautionary Tales for Excitable Girls by Anne Casey Hardy’, The First Time Podcast, October 2022
‘First Friday with Kate Mildenhall and Writing NSW, Friday 7th October, Free and online’

Writing NSW diverse mentorship program winners announced’, Books+Publishing, September 2022
‘Writing NSW has announced the recipients of the 2022 diverse writers mentorship program for emerging writers from Indigenous or culturally diverse backgrounds.’

Unwritten — The crisis in creative writing’, Honi Soit, August 2022
‘At a state level, Writing NSW, previously known as the NSW Writers’ Centre, previously received $30,000 a year in devolved funding from Create NSW – the state government’s arts policy and funding body – which it handed out as grant money to finance local writing projects.’

Counting down to Quantum Words Perth 2022’, Writing WA, August 2022
‘Writing WA, in association with Writing NSW, is thrilled to reveal the incredible line-up of talent and events that will transform hearts and minds from 16-18 September in Perth.’

‘Writing About, For and Within Communities’, The Circular, March 2022
‘It seems I have been writing about my community all my adult life, firstly as a teacher working with children in schools and community art centres and, more recently, as a visual artist and poet. Most of my writing springs from my great interest in and concern for our past stories. Our cultural history has survived dispossession: ties to Country continue to sustain Aboriginal people today and, as a poet, I feel impelled to write to this power.’


‘#481 Boundless’, All the Best, FBi Radio, November 2021
‘This week, we’re excited to be bringing you a collection of stories, poems and songs performed live at Boundless Festival of Indigenous and Culturally Diverse writers.’

Writing NSW Launches Paid Internship Program’, Hachette, July, 2021
‘Writing NSW launches a new program of paid internships in partnership with publishing houses.’

Beware of Exploitative “Publishers” – Jane McCredie’, Queensland Writers Centre, June 2021
‘If you Google “getting published”, you’ll likely see a whole lot of ads that appear to be from publishing houses seeking submissions from aspiring writers.’

‘Eileen Chong on beauty and truth: a poetics of resistance’, The Circular, May 2021
‘Alternating between snippets of poems by others and deeply personal memories and thoughts, Eileen Chong paints a landscape of individual life somehow surviving enmeshed in larger, oppressive networks.’

‘Arts industry loses faith in Berejiklian government’s grants process’, Sydney Morning Herald, February 2021
‘Writing NSW lost its multi-year funding last year, only to be told it had won annual funding three weeks before it was due to kick in at the start of 2021, its 30th anniversary year.’


Supporting Writing NSW’, Writers’ Victoria, August 2020
‘We were shocked to hear the news that our friends and collaborators at Writing NSW are set to lose their ongoing state government funding at the end of this year, as part of a decision by Create NSW to grant just 5% of long-term arts funding to literature.’

‘Writing NSW faces existential crisis after funding cut’, Sydney Morning Herald, August 2020
‘Writing NSW, the state’s primary organisation to support established and emerging writers, faces an uncertain future after the state government rejected its application for multi-year funding worth $175,000 annually.’

‘Funding cuts may close Writing NSW’, Artshub, August 2020
‘As one of the largest employers of writers in Australia, Writing NSW currently pays out close to $200,000 each year in fees for teaching, curating, writing, speaking and judging.’

‘FBI SMAC AWARDS: 2019 WINNERS!’, FBi Radio, February 2020
‘Boundless Festival is a festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse writers. Featuring free performances, readings, panel discussions and an exhibition, Boundless Festival created an environment to unpack the pressing issues of our time and celebrate the exceptional talent of Indigenous and culturally diverse writers. The festival was presented by Writing NSW and Bankstown Arts Centre in association with Sweatshop.’


‘Want to Write? At Writing NSW, you Learn From the Best’,, August 2019
‘Writing NSW offers a range of online courses, giving you the opportunity to learn from established authors, including Anwen Crawford, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Ryan O’Neill and Fiona Wright, and more.’

‘I no longer struggle with straddling two cultures’, SBS, October 2019
‘Alice Pung is editor of Growing Up Asian in Australia and will be appearing at Boundless Festival at Bankstown Arts Centre on October 26.’

‘Young writers give taste of passion at Boundless’, Cantebury-Bankstown Torch, October 2019
‘Featuring topics ranging from other worlds and women of colour, to navigating the grants system and language revival, ‘Boundless’, the festival for Indigenous and culturally diverse writers, will be held at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday, October 26.’

‘Boundless Audiences’, Storycasters, October 2019
‘Storycasters Podcast producer Hannah Lai gets a sense of how audiences are responding to the speakers at the 2019 Boundless Writers Festival in Bankstown.’

‘The festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse writers, Boundless is presented by Writing NSW and Bankstown Arts Centre in association with Sweatshop.’

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