Overview:

This Breath is a creative response to a moment in time—this moment in time—by young people living in regional South Australia.

An opportunity to reflect and to capture what has been for many a difficult time to breathe—whether it was mass bushfires, #blacklivesmatter, COVID, or the ongoing climate crisis, the past two years will continue to shape the future of young people for decades to come.

This Breath will commission nine regional South Australians aged 12-29 to respond to this moment in time through poetry, short stories, memoir, essays, comics and other written forms and present the outcomes back at regional showcases and other events in 2022.

What/When:

Nine writers will be selected from this initial expression of interest. Expressions of interest are due 5th December 2021. Writers will be notified of the outcome via email on the 10th December 2021.

Selected writers will:

  • be paid a fee of $250-$500 (depending on final word count) for their completed written response.
  • have six weeks to draft, polish and submit their final piece of writing (final pieces of writing are due 30th January 2022).
  • receive written feedback to improve their draft from an allocated mentor and Writers SA Regional Coordinators.
  • have access to a closed virtual group to share their work in progress and connect with other This Breath writers.

Writers SA will:

  • match selected writers with a suitable mentor to provide feedback on their draft.
  • provide moral support and additional feedback to all selected writers throughout the drafting process.
  • work with selected writers to showcase and celebrate the final pieces of writing created at Writers SA and/or partner events in 2022.
  • pay selected writers the agreed commission fee on completion of their creative response.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Writers must be aged 12-29 on 10th December 2021.
  2. Writers must currently live in a regional, remote or rural location in South Australia.
  3. This is a commission for a new piece of writing to be developed in January 2022.
  4. We are looking for a range of ages, experience levels, locations and backgrounds.
  5. We are looking for a range of responses and themes, you do not need to stick to the "big themes" mentioned above. Please see our FAQ for ideas.
  6. The final written piece must be between 250-900 words, or equivalent (for poetry, songs, scripts and graphic storytelling etc). Writers SA will negotiate exact length and fee with all selected writers.

If you have any questions or need help completing this form, please contact Statewide Regional Manager Alysha Herrmann via alysha@writerssa.org.au


To view the submission form and apply, you will need to create a Submittable account (or sign into an exisiting Submittable account) using the buttons below. 

Overview:

Through the No Limits Program, Writers SA is calling regional storytellers from the Limestone Coast aged 12-29 to express interest in a new commission. Selected writers will be paid to respond to their experience of living in the Limestone Coast in 500-1000 words of their choosing — the challenges and hardships of being a young person in a regional location but also the joy, freedom, and unparalleled beauty that is the Limestone Coast.

Whether it be through poetry, scriptwriting, songwriting, a narrative piece, memoir, fiction, or any other literary medium, Writers SA want to read your words! The five commissioned writers will be given the opportunity to showcase their work in 2022, with further details to be announced early next year.

What/When:

Five writers will be selected from this expression of interest. Expressions of interest open 23rd November 2021. Submissions close Friday 14th January 2022 and writers will be notified of the outcome via email on Friday 28th January 2022.

Selected writers will:

  • be paid a fee of $500 for their completed written response.
  • have four weeks to draft, polish and submit their final piece of writing (final pieces of writing due Friday 25th February 2022).
  • receive written feedback to improve their draft from an allocated mentor and Writers SA Regional Coordinators.
  • have access to a closed virtual group to share their work in progress and connect with other Our Words, Our Town writers.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Writers must be aged 12-29 on 23rd November 2021.
  2. Writers must currently live in the Limestone Coast of South Australia.
  3. This is a commission for a new piece of writing to be developed in February 2022.
  4. We are looking for a range of ages, experience levels, locations and backgrounds.
  5. The final written piece must be between 500 - 1000 words.

If you have any questions or need help completing this form, please contact Limestone Coast Coordinator via kathy@writerssa.org.au

To view the submission form and apply, you will need to create a Submittable account (or sign into an existing Submittable account) using the buttons below.

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