Announcing the KYD School Writing Prize

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Introducing a new award designed to develop, mentor, edit and publish the work of two writers from Australian secondary schools. Entries open 23 April! 


KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship

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Announcing a week-long fellowship for all shortlisted writers in this year’s KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award


Women’s Work

Phoebe Paterson de Heer

Having always loved building, fixing and feeling capable in practical tasks, Phoebe Paterson de Heer explores how a society that still sees manual labour through a gendered lens has frustrated this desire at every turn.


Pop Fever, Pop Forever

Lauren Carroll Harris

More concerned with celebrity than song, Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux is a playful and deeply ironic ode to the allure, euphoria and grand American myth of pop stardom.

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KYD Unpublished mansucript award opening soon!

Entries open for the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award on 1 March! Shortlisted entrants receive a week-long KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship, including intensive workshopping and mentorship from industry professionals, with the winner receiving a $4000 cash prize!

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