Overview:
The District Council of Loxton Waikerie are seeking stories to celebrate and showcase the history of the region. Are you a history buff, storyteller or blogger? This may be the perfect project for you!

The District Council of Loxton Waikerie are launching a new tourism website for Loxton and Waikerie, including history pages for both towns. The District Council of Loxton Waikerie are looking for a range of written pieces for the website, including but not limited to: blogs, vlogs, written creative-nonfiction pieces, poems, graphic storytelling. Is there a part of your town's history that you want to tell us about, something that deserves to be highlighted?

No matter how niche or how obvious you think your idea is, it is something we want to hear about!


What/When:
24 creators (12x Loxton residents and 12x Waikerie residents) will be selected for the History Blogs project through expressions of interest and direct commissioning.
Selected writers will:

  • be paid a fee of $400 for their completed written piece (900-1200 words or equivalent).
  • receive written feedback to improve their draft from an allocated editor.
  • have access to a closed virtual group to share their work in progress and connect with other History Blog creators.


Writers SA will:

  • provide editing support to polish the final piece.
  • provide moral support and additional feedback to all selected applicants throughout the drafting process.
  • pay selected writers the agreed commission fee on completion of their written piece.


Loxton Waikerie District Council will:

  • publish all completed pieces online.


Selection Criteria:

  1. Writers must currently live in Loxton or Waikerie.
  2. This is a commission for a new piece of writing to be developed, which clearly responds to the brief.
  3. We are looking for a range of ages, experience levels, mediums and backgrounds.
  4. We are looking for a range of responses and themes to the past and present of Loxton and Waikerie.
  5. The final blog post must be 900-1200 words or equivalent.

If you have any questions or need help completing this form, please contact Riverland Coordinator Kirste Vandergiessen kirste@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.

Here. Now. Feast.

In this moment, this place, this time, what are the stories that need to be told? Luscious, brave, binary-breaking and standing your ground. This commission will select nine (9) LGBTQIA+ writers aged 15 - 29 from across regional South Australia to create new short pieces to be spoken aloud. Each selected writer will create, edit and polish a piece of 2-3 minutes duration to be presented in a special showcase event for Feast Festival this November.

Your creative piece could be a story, poem, song, speech, monologue, experiment or anything else that falls within the realm of “creative writing”. Selected writers will have the option of reading/performing their own piece, or having a performer read on their behalf in the final showcase.

Selected writers will be paid $300 for their final written piece.

Expressions of interest close 22nd August 2022.

Expressions of interest must include your name, a little about yourself and an example of previous written work (up to 2 pages). Selected writers will have September - October to write and prepare their final piece.

Here. Now. Feast. is presented by Writers SA and D’faces as part of No Limits.


Selection Criteria:

  1. Writers must be aged 15-29 at the EOI closing date (22nd August 2022).
  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 during September - October 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 and creative forms.
  6. The final written piece must be of 2-3 minutes duration when spoken aloud. 

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

Writers SA