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Varuna National Writers' House | Affirm Press Mentorship Award

Affirm Press and Varuna the National Writers’ House are pleased to announce that applications for the Affirm Press Mentorship Award are open online.
Now in its fourth year, this creative partnership offers up to three writers developing exceptional new work the opportunity to work with the Affirm Press publishing team while in residence at Varuna in the Blue Mountains of NSW.
The aim of the Affirm mentorship is to help writers get their manuscript to a publishable standard and, if the process is successful, for Affirm to publish the work. By its very nature a development program like this cannot guarantee publication, but Affirm Press will choose each of the manuscripts because they believe it has the potential to become a work of literary value.
A wonderful aspect of the program is the residency at Varuna, Australia’s pre-eminent institution for the professional development of Australian writers and literature.
The residency week will be held from Monday 29 October until Sunday 4 November 2018 and includes full board and accommodation, including a private room and studio for each writer.
Applications close midnight 31 May 2018.
For further details and to apply visit or call (02) 4782 5674.