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Novel Writing Retreats Australia: Breakout Novelist Scholarships (Australia): Novel Writing Retreats Australia has up to six scholarship places available for a 9 day/8 night Breakout Novelist Retreat in 2014. The Bre...
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Novel Writing Retreats Australia has up to six scholarship places available for a 9 day/8 night Breakout Novelist Retreat in 2014.
The Breakout Novelist Retreat takes place on Feb 15-23, 2014 at the retreat property located in Taroona, Tasmania, with retreat facilitator Steve Rossiter and Sunday Times bestselling novelist Ben Kane.
Applications are open to novel writers living in Australia. Published and unpublished writers are equally welcome to apply. The idea is to stand out from other novelists, so if you're a published novelist don't just submit a proposal for the next novel like your previous ones. Unpublished writers may have an advantage in this sense, since their ideas may be fresher than someone used to writing in a particular way.
Applications close at midnight on November 30, 2013. There is no application fee.
Successful applicants will be notified on December 5, 2013.
Each scholarship includes the normal benefits of a paid retreat - accommodation (in your own room), food, lessons, consultations and discussions - but with more emphasis on making your novel-in-progress a breakout success. Travel to and from the retreat property is the responsibility of each writer.
To apply, provide:
1) The concept for your novel-in-progress:
A title, a tagline (15 words or less) and a back-cover-style synopsis (100 words or less)
2) A 1-3 page outline of your novel-in-progress
3) The first 2500-3000 words of your novel manuscript
4) A brief author background statement:
A statement of 300-500 words addressing your professionalism, your approach to being a novelist and your personal background to the extent that it is relevant to your novel writing.
Email your application to email@example.com as an attached document (.doc or .docx), with each of the four steps starting on a new page.
The content of your application will not be shared online. If you are shortlisted, you will have the option of making your title, tagline, back-cover-style synopsis and an excerpt of about 75-100 words from your first 2500-3000 words available to be shared on this site (www.novelwritingretreatsaustralia.com) and linked to on social media sites to help you and your work get discovered by readers, literary agents and publishers.
Novel Writing Retreats Australia
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Novel Writing Retreats Australia: Breakout Novelist Scholarships (Australia)
D L Richardson is the author of the Welcome to the Apocalypse trilogy, the Shivers series, and 3 young adult paranormal books. She is currently writing a new sci-fi series Earth Quarantined. She grew up on sci-fi TV classics such as Lost in Space, Space 1999, Bionic Woman. Most of the movies she watched as a kid were on TV, and the first sci-fi movie she saw in a cinema was Return of the Jedi. She’s also a fan of classic horror movies such as Evil Dead and Hellraiser. She used to watch these on VHS as a teen with her friends when she was meant to be doing homework. Books are known to spill out of every available space in her home. TWo of her favorite authors are Dean Koontz and Anne Rice. Her favorite book is The Hobbit. When she's not writing, she can be found wandering in her yard waging war on weeds, watching back-to-back episodes on Netflix, playing her piano or guitar, curled up on the couch reading a book, or walking the dog.