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2023 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship

Randell Cottage

Job details

Randell Cottage Writers GTrust
4 Nov 2022
National, Wellington
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies
Work classification
Literature & Publishing


Applications are now open for the 2023 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship. The fellowship comprises six months' accommodation in a restored colonial
cottage and a stipend currently set at $28,500. It will run from 1 May 2023 to 31 October 2023 and is advertised subject to confirmation of CNZ funding.

We’re looking for writers whose work has already been published or performed and well received. We particularly want to hear from mid-career and Māori and Pasifika writers. 

Your proposal may be in any genre, including:

Children’s writing
Other literary non-fiction
Writing on arts topics

We know that mid-career is a broad and elastic term. For us it covers writers who may have published one or two or even three books, writers who may have had a significant body of well-received work (such as essays, poems and short stories) published on websites, in journals or anthologies or performed either locally or internationally, and who may have appeared at international literary festivals. We're looking for the writer who is no longer “emerging” but isn’t quite yet “established” and to whose career this residency would represent a significant boost.


How to apply

Visit the application pages of our website, complete the application form and send it, along with copies of your proposal, CV, and a sample of work in progress to by midnight, Friday, 4 November.

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Randell Cottage

8 Sep 2022