Submissions for NWF19 Program

Submissions for the 2019 Newcastle Writers Festival program are now closed. Any further submissions will not be read.

NWF 2019 will be held from 5 to 7 April 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.

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 2019 program from 1 May until midnight 31 July 2018. 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 2019, please fill in this form from 1 May.  The closing date for submissions is 31 July 2018. The deadline is final. No new submissions will be considered after that date, as it creates havoc with the design and printing of the program.

Only those whose submissions are accepted will be contacted. If you do not receive confirmation by 1 September, 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.