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Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat 2024

The Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat 2024 is open.

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. The retreat was won in 2023 by Mhairi Duncan for The Virgin Mary and Katrina Sparks,  a set of 14 interlinking short stories.

The retreat is open to an emerging NT writer who is working on a substantial writing project in any genre.

Applications open: Wednesday 6 March 2024

Applications close: 5pm Friday 19 April 2024


How to Apply

About the Retreat

Example Retreat

Selection Criteria


Requirements of Successful Applicants


How to Submit

Apply Now: Andrew McMillan Retreat 2024

If you require an accessible version of this form, or to complete your application via video or audio recording, please contact alice@ntwriters.com.au.

Please tell us about yourself and your writing practice.
Please provide us a one sentence outline of your project.
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Please provide us a one page synopsis of your proposed project.
Please include dates, venue, any mentors, and any references to your proposed budget.
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    Please attach a budget outlining how you will use the project funding (up to $5,300). You can use the template provided or create your own.
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