Open for applications: Contributors Circle Varuna residencies

Griffith Review invites expressions of interest from current Contributors Circle members for a week-long writing residency at Varuna, The Writers’ House. Thanks to the support of the Graeme Wood Foundation, we are offering five week-long residencies in 2018 to Griffith Review contributors who are members of the Contributors Circle. A Varuna residency provides a week’s accommodation, meals and a private workspace to further develop a work in progress in the beautiful Blue Mountains.


Contributors Circle Varuna residencies entry guidelines

Contributors Circle members who are Australian and New Zealand citizens or residents are eligible to win one of five Varuna residencies, which include accommodation, meals and a private workspace (please note that airfares/transfers are not included).

To express your interest, email on or before 5pm, Friday 16 February 2018 with a one-page statement outlining how the residency would benefit you, including a description of the work you would undertake during the week and a brief plan for the completion of the project. You may also include up to ten pages of the work-in-progress.

Entries will be judged by Griffith Review staff based on: creative strength of the proposal, including clear goals; originality of the work; and evidence of capacity to advance the project towards publication.

Selected applicants will be notified by Monday 26 February. We will forward Varuna’s contact details to the successful applicants, who must make arrangements with Varuna directly. The residency must be undertaken within twelve months from the date of notification.

Your Contributors Circle subscription must be current on 16 February 2018 to be eligible to apply for the Varuna residency program. To renew your Contributors Circle subscription online select the Premium Subscription (Print + digital 1-year) package, select your favoured digital format (epub, pdf, kindle) and use the promo code ‘GRCONTRIBUTOR’ at the checkout. Alternatively, please contact us at or (07) 3735 3071. Tax invoices are forwarded via email.

IMPORTANT: Contributors Circle membership is available only to writers who have contributed to Griffith Review. Anyone who purchases a subscription using this code who doesn’t meet this criteria is not eligible for the residency program, and will have their purchase refunded.

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