Writers encouraged to apply for the Kat Muscat Fellowship

The Kat Muscat Fellowship which offers support and development for a young writer or editor is now accepting applications for its 2020 fellowship.

The annual fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $5,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young person of an underrepresented gender. The fellowship aims to continue Kat’s legacy and further develop the future of defiant and empathic young Australian writers and editors.

Kat’s writing embodied her personal mantra of feminism, empathy and defiance, and each year the recipient of the fellowship is asked to take up her notion of challenge: exploring bold subjects, thinking deeply and critically about the world and the culture we consume, and reflecting and building on the craft of writing or editing.

Applicants must be a person of an underrepresented gender or sex, and be aged 16 to 30 at the commencement of the fellowship.

An underrepresented sex or gender includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, intersex people, gender diverse and those who are otherwise marginalised. Applications are open now until 11.59pm AEDT, Sunday 12 January 2020.

The Kat Muscat Fellow is selected by the Custodial Committee of The Kat Muscat Fellowship, which includes members of Express Media’s board and staff, the Muscat family and appointed community members. Past recipients include Bri Lee (2016), Fury (2017), Ana Maria Gomides (2018), and Liana Skrzypczak (2019).

The Fellowship is made possible with the generous support of the community and the Muscat family.

If you’re eligible, apply now. 

OIP Staff