There are Breakout Novelist Scholarships available for a retreat to be held on February 15-23, 2014, with UK Sunday Times bestselling historical adventure novelist Ben Kane and retreat facilitator Steve Rossiter. These scholarships are open to writers who live in Australia.
The Novel Writing Retreats Australia website has an article about each of the four steps in the application process: developing and conveying the concept for your story, writing an outline of your story’s plot, writing the opening chapters of your manuscript and writing a statement about your author background.
The aim is to select writers and novel manuscripts which have strong potential to produce a breakout novel. This means writers and novel manuscripts with strong potential to stand out and to connect with many readers in deep and enduring ways, not just writers and novel manuscripts with strong potential to be published by a major publisher.
Unpublished and published writers are equally welcome to apply.
You can read an article by Steve Rossiter about the retreats on the author website of Australian rural novelist Nicole Alexander. Nicole Alexander is attached to a retreat on March 1-9, 2014. For more about the novelists attached to retreats in 2014, see the Attached Novelists page on the Novel Writing Retreats Australia website.
Applications for the Breakout Novelist Scholarships are open until November 30, 2013. Writers are invited to submit a draft application between Monday October 14 and Friday October 18 for a chance to receive some personal feedback.
For full details, see the Breakout Novelist Scholarships page on the Novel Writing Retreats Australia website.
The Australian Literature Review