The Emerging Writers’ Festival prides itself on being inclusive to everyone in the writing community, of all ages and at all stages of their career. In this spirit, each year we run an open artist call out as an opportunity for writers to put up their hands and let us know they’d like to be involved in the festival. And it’s that time already for the 2014 festival!

For writers – remember, this is your festival! It’s what you make it and we want you to feel like you own it! Tell us what you want to hear – the discussions about writing you want to have – and whether you want to be one of the people to lead the conversations. Tell us about other emerging writers you would like to hear too!

In 2014, as an Emerging Writers’ Festival artist, you will be bold, inventive and playful, and happy to present your work in front of friendly new audiences. You’ll have cool ideas about publications, performances, dialogues, panels, debates, workshops.  Most importantly, you’ll be willing to share your knowledge with other writers. We’re interested in one off projects too (check out Emily Stewart who gave away all her books at the 2013 festival! Emily’s Dear Reader project was a pitch in our call out this year.)

If you would like to be considered as a festival guest at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in 2014, simply email us with a brief indication of the following:

1. What you write
2. Where you’re from,
3. What you would like to hear and present at the 2014 festival.

Applications are open now and close January 31 2014. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in 2014!

The Emerging Writers’ Festival runs 27 May – June 6 2014.