Submissions for NWF21 Program

Submissions for the NWF21 Program open 11 January

Only those whose submissions are accepted will be contacted. If you do not receive confirmation by 31 May 2021, your submission was not successful. Given we are a small team, it is not possible to provide feedback regarding unsuccessful submissions. Thank you for your understanding.

 

NWF21 will be held from 24 to 26 September 2021 in the Civic Precinct between King Street and Hunter Street, Newcastle. The festival aims to shine the light on local and national literary talent, as well as to promote the written word in all its forms: poetry, journalism, literary fiction, popular fiction, etc.

Submissions are being accepted for the main weekend program as well as for a podcast series beginning in March, and a two-day emerging writers program in June. At this stage the festival isn’t accepting submissions for the Schools Program.

Are you an established or emerging writer? Do you have a new book on the way? Are you keen to host a masterclass or presentation? The Newcastle Writers Festival will accept submissions for the 2021 program from 11 January until 5 pm 22 February 2021. We welcome ideas from Hunter Region writers as well those from further afield.

  • Take the time to read through previous programs which are available on the website. Make sure your idea hasn’t already featured and note the type of sessions in the program.
  • Keep your proposal succinct and please include details about your location and that of other featured writers (if there are any).

To submit proposals for workshops, seminars, author sessions and events for NWF 2021, please fill in this form between 11 January and 22 February. Forms received before 11 January will not be considered.

Please make sure you complete all the compulsory fields, including postcode as part of the address. The compulsory fields have a red asterix after the field description. If these aren’t completed, your submission will not be processed. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your submission has not been received.

Note: Some people have experienced difficulty submitting their proposals. We have extended the deadline until 5pm, 23 February.

Alternatively, email your submission to manager@newcastlewritersfestival.org.au with “2021 Program Submission” in the subject field, by 5pm, 23 February.

 

 

Submissions

Submissions
  • Please fill in all the fields.
  • Please include recent publications, reviews, award nominations, and experience at presenting.
  • Please outline your idea for a session/event and consider the following: whether you plan to present a workshop/talk in your own particular area of expertise; are proposing a unique literary event that would successfully integrate with the festival; or would be open to participating in an event with other successful contributors.
  • Would you like to be considered for the main program in September, the podcast series from March, the two-day emerging writers program in June, or some combination? At this stage the festival isn’t accepting submissions for the Schools Program.
  • Newcastle Writers Festival is committed to access and inclusion for artists and audiences. Please let us know how we can assist your participation.
  • If your proposal includes other participants, please include their details, with their approval.

 

Only those whose submissions are accepted will be contacted. If you do not receive confirmation by 31 May, your submission was not successful. Given we are a small team, it is not possible to provide feedback regarding unsuccessful submissions. Thank you for your understanding.