Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat | Apply
Andrew McMillan Memorial RetreatThe Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat is open to an emerging writer who is working on a substantial writing project in any genre. To apply, please complete the below form.
Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat
The Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat is an annual writers’ retreat at a location in the Northern Territory for the benefit of an emerging writer across any genre. (more…)
NT Writers Festival Travel Scheme
NT Writers Festival is excited to announce a new travel subsidy for non-Darwin residents, thanks to generous support from the Regional Arts Fund Tourism Accelerator Program.
This special deal assists those living outside Darwin with the expenses involved in travelling to Darwin to enjoy the NT Writers Festival. Buy any festival ticket and you can receive $225 in your pocket to cover travel costs and/or a discounted price on three nights accommodation at our festival accommodation partner, Hudsons Apartments in Parap!
- The Scheme is only available to visitors from towns and communities beyond the Greater Darwin region;
- The subsidies cover transport (by plane, bus or train) to the value of $225 and/or a 20% discount on the standard rate of three nights’ accommodation at Hudson Apartments, Parap;
- You do not have to accept both forms of subsidy (e.g. you could stay with family members);
Please note: The subsidies do not cover any insurance (you may add insurance at your own expense); The Scheme will operate until funds are expended (we recommend that you make your bookings as soon as possible).
How to apply:
- Purchase any ticket to the festival
- Fill out our online form, attaching your NTWF ticket receipt along with proof of your residential address. Someone will be in touch to let you know if you are a lucky recipient of the travel subsidy and to arrange your discounted accommodation if you intend on staying with Hudsons Apartments!*
Please note: If you plan to receive the accommodation discount you must book this with Hudson Apartments Parap before 31 May. You may choose to stay longer, but you will need to arrange and pay for this separately.
*If you change your mind after purchasing tickets or are no longer able to attend NTWF 2022, please let us know as soon as possible so we can reallocate your subsidy to someone else.
To receive your travel subsidy:
- Book your airline, train, or bus tickets, keeping the receipts. You can also keep petrol receipts if you drive.
- Travel to Darwin and attend NT Writers Festival.
- At the conclusion of the festival, complete the ‘Culture Counts’ survey we will send to you.
- Upon completion of the survey, send a screenshot of survey completion, your travel/accommodation receipts, and an invoice for $225 to the NT Writers’ Centre.
To receive your accommodation discount:
- Fill out the subsidy form detailing your accommodation preferences with Hudson Apartments
- You will be contacted by NTWC staff confirming your reservation and to secure your booking with Hudson Apartments
- Your discount will be applied through Hudson Apartments
Please note: We will take up to 3 weeks to process your invoice.
Terms & Conditions
You will need to send us proof of your home address and NTWF ticket receipt, as well as keep travel receipts and send them to us at the conclusion of the festival.
Click below to buy your early bird All Talk pass
Click below to submit your travel subsidy form
Picture Book Development with Johanna Bell
Are you looking for feedback on your picture book manuscript or advice on how to advance your project?
Whether you’re in the early stages of drafting or ready to pitch to publishers, this one-on-one consultation with award-winning NT author, Johanna Bell, is designed to help take your picture book to the next stage of development.
All you need to provide is a synopsis and a draft manuscript (up to 600 words), to get the process underway. We’ll then set up a 30-minute zoom or phone chat with Johanna, who will provide you with a written summary report to help guide you. If you’re also illustrating your book, or working with an illustrator, feel free to send a storyboard, roughs or sample artworks.
2022 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards
Submissions to the 2022 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards are now CLOSED.
Northern Territory authors with books published in 2020 & 2021 were invited to enter.
Since 2009, the awards have celebrated excellence amongst published authors residing in the NT. They draw national attention to NT writers and in the past have served to raise the profile of remote, regional and Indigenous voices. The awards take place biennially and in 2022, thanks to the generosity of Chief Minister Michael Gunner and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, we are again pleased to open three categories – fiction, non-fiction and children’s/young adult – with a prize of $10, 000 for the winner of each category and $1, 000 for the shortlisted titles.
Work with Us – Executive Director
The NT Writers’ Centre is hiring!
The Executive Director ensures sound leadership and management of the NTWC, maintaining literary activities across the Northern Territory to encourage and develop writers and storytellers.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the NT Writers’ Centre will take place via Zoom on Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 5pm.
All NTWC financial members are invited to attend and vote in the Annual General Meeting. (more…)
Children’s Book Consultation with Erica Wagner
Are you writing books for children U12? Long time publisher, editor and bookseller Erica Wagner has agreed to offer 30 minute personal feedback over Zoom after reading a selection of your work. This is a unique opportunity to get advice directly from an experienced publisher and gain valuable insight into your work. Not one to be missed! (more…)
Viral Poetry – 14 days of poetry and prose
We want to hear your voice in these strange times. We are calling for poetry and prose from those of us who are locked in or locked out. We’ll post your work on social media over the coming weeks. (more…)
Work with us – Program Officer
The NT Writers’ Centre is hiring!
The Program Officer is a dynamic and multifaceted part time position (30 hours a week, negotiable) based in our Alice Springs office at the 67 Bath St arts hub.
The role calls for a wide range of competencies to assist in the delivery of a vibrant program of events and literary development opportunities across a vast and culturally diverse region.
The role could suit a job share arrangement for the right candidate/s. In this case additional hours could be negotiated. Please get in touch before applying to discuss this option further.
2019 Andrew McMillan Emerging Writer’s Residency
Calling Festival Volunteers
Want to get involved in a festival jam-packed full of great writers discussing some of the key issues facing us today? NT Writers’ Festival, Alice Springs 2019 is currently seeking Festival volunteers.
Volunteering is a great way to meet writers and readers, and to get into the heart of what’s happening. Volunteers are ambassadors for the NT Writers’ Centre: enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and professional. If this sounds like you, get in touch!
Volunteers will be rostered during the four days of the festival, 16 – 19th May, depending on individual availability and our requirements. You can be involved in different areas of event and festival coordination, including but not limited to:
- Box office and front of house
- Venue bump in/bump out
- Artist transport and coordination
- Working behind the bar
- General errands/transportation
Volunteers make the NT Writers’ Festival happen; they are the glue holding all the different parts together. If you volunteer with us for a minimum of 4 hours, we will thank you for your time with a free Festival T-shirt and a complimentary three panel pass to sessions of your choice.
To register your interest, email your name and contact phone number to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Festival Volunteers’. Please let us know if you hold an Ochre Card, NT Drivers Licence, Responsible Serving of Alcohol Certificate or First Aid Certificate. We will be in touch to organise inductions and rosters in April.
Katherine Writers’ and Readers’ Festival
Write Off! the Katherine Writers’ Festival being run by the Katherine Region of Writers, in partnership with Katherine Regional Arts and with sponsorship from the NTWC, is fast approaching!
In support of the festival, the NTWC will hold two workshops in Katherine over the weekend of June 1-2. One on writing for comedy with Amy Hetherington, and one with playwright Alana Valentine so keep an eye on our website for more news!
For info about other events going on for this weekend, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Expressions of Interest | 2019 Workshop Program
The NT Writers’ Centre invites proposals from authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters and writers of fiction and nonfiction, to take part in our 2019 program of events. We also welcome proposals from editors and publishing industry professionals. (more…)