We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for Write It, an annual fellowship program that aims to find, nurture and develop unpublished writers across all genres with a focus on under-represented sections of our community.
- Alyse Lloyd (Qld) – If The Full Moon Loves You (YA Fantasy)
- Annie McCann (NSW) – Napak Tilas (YA Fiction)
- Ayesha Inoon (ACT) – The Girl Who Couldn’t Drive (Fiction)
- Bede Carmody (ACT) – My Place in the Pecking Order (Memoir)
- Christos Floratos (NSW) – Dead Among Us (Thriller)
- Judi Morison (NSW) – Crossing the Creek (Historical Fiction)
- Kaya Wilson (NSW) – As Beautiful as Any Other (Non-Fiction)
- Kylie Webber (NSW) – Portrait of a Childless Couple (Historical Fiction)
- Sneha Lees (Vic) – The Not-So-Subtle Art of Indian Parenting (Humour/Memoir)
- Sophie Clark (Tas) – Heroine Night (YA Horror)
- Sydney Khoo (NSW) – The Spider and Her Demons (YA Fantasy)
- Thuy On (Vic) – Turbulence (Poetry)
Modelled on WriteNow, a similar program run by Penguin Random House in the United Kingdom, both initiatives have been established to respond to the fact that books published are not always reflective of everyone in society, and that the voices of those who might otherwise be overlooked must be championed. The success of the UK program, under which six writers have been offered publishing deals since its inception in 2016, is evidence of this in action.
The fellowship recipients will be announced 21 June 2019.