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Varuna Residential Fellowship for Writers & Illustrators

Each year since 1991 Varuna has offered at least 25 Residential Fellowships for Writing Retreats. Over this time Varuna has developed a unique environment encouraging sustained work, conversation and community among writers. Varuna Fellowships for Writing Retreats offer writers a residency in an environment wholly dedicated to writing, with accommodation and full board provided, to develop an established writing or illustration project.
Residential Fellowships are available to be taken between January and May each year.
Varuna Residential Fellowships and Varuna Second Book Fellowships are both for two weeks.
The Henry Handel Richardson Flagship Fellowship is also for two weeks and includes a cash award of $1000 to cover travel costs and additional expenses. You can find out more about the Henry Handel Richardson Society here.
The Dark and the Hewett Flagship Fellowships are each for three weeks.
Flagship Fellowships and Second Book Fellowships are awarded by the Peer Selection panel as part of the assessment process and do not need a separate application.
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