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Emerging Indigenous Writers Fellowship

  • 29 May 2018


The annual Margaret Dooley Young Writers Fellowship is offered to support the development of young Australian writers.

In 2018 Eureka Street is partnering with IndigenousX to offer the fellowship to an Emerging Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Writer.

The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer with an interest in current events, ethics and social justice to work with the editors of Eureka Street and IndigenousX, to produce 12 columns (six per platform), paid upon publication at $200 per article.

At the end of the fellowship, there will be opportunities to contribute to Eureka Street and IndigenousX on an ongoing basis.

How to apply

Please submit a brief CV (maximum one page) including your date of birth and contact details, along with two op-ed style articles on a current issue. These original works by the author may either be previously published or unpublished/new. The articles should be: 


Minimum 700 words


Authoritative but written in conversational English

Focused on the ethical and social justice dimensions of the topic


We highly recommend familiarising yourself with both Eureka Street and IndigenousX before submitting, in order to get a feel for the kinds of topics and angles the editors prefer.

Please email your CV and articles as three separate attachments to eureka@eurekastreet.com.au. Include the subject line APPLICATION - MARGARET DOOLEY FELLOWSHIP. If you don't use this subject line your application will be missed. 

Applications are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers under the age of 35 as of 1 January 2018 and must be received by midnight 5 May 2018*. The successful applicant will be contacted to discuss start dates for the Fellowship. Good luck and happy writing!

*Original 31 March deadline has been extended.


Announcing 2018 Fellow

We are thrilled to announce that Amy Thunig is the recipient of the 2018 Margaret Dooley Emerging Indigenous Writers Fellowship.

Amy is a Kamilaroi woman and a researcher at the University of Newcastle. We can't wait to present her writing to you over the coming year!