Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Varuna Residential Fellowships Applications now open


NOW CLOSED. Closes July 29. Each Fellowship offers two to three weeks of full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, the companionship of your fellow writers and a one-hour conversation with a Varuna consultant.

In 2022, Varuna will offer 25 Varuna Residential Fellowships, including thier prestigious Flagship Fellowships.

Varuna welcomes manuscripts from writers working in all creative forms, including fiction, screenplay/drama, poetry, children’s books, and narrative non-fiction. Artistic merit is the most important criterion for assessors, who are looking for strongly written characters, sound structure, compelling themes, a distinctive and engaging voice, and social and cultural relevance. Assessors also consider the potential of your manuscript, based on the experience of the writer and their work plan.

You will need to send us between 7,000 and 10,000 words from the beginning of your manuscript, along with a synopsis of the entire work.  For poetry, you need to send us a selection of 10 poems.

Varuna Residential Fellowships can be taken between January and the end of June 2022

For more information please visit the website.