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Applications now closed!

The NT Writers Centre is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat 2023.

Held in the unique outback town of Larrimah, the retreat is open to an emerging NT writer who is working on a substantial writing project in any genre.

Andrew McMillan (Strict Rules; Catalina Dreaming; An Intruder’s Guide to Arnhem Land), was a founder of the NT Writers’ Program which later went on to become the NT Writers’ Centre. When Andrew passed away on 28 January 2012, he left a bequest to NTWC, “for the purpose of establishing an annual writers’ retreat for the benefit of emerging writers across genres.”

Since 2016 the retreat has been offered each year in his memory.

Deadline extended! Applications open 2 May and close 30 June 2023.

How to Apply

About the Retreat

Example Retreat

Selection Criteria


Requirements of Successful Applicants


How to Submit