Support the future of Australia’s literary culture, today.

Supporting the Emerging Writers’ Festival is your chance to transform the emerging writers of today into tomorrow’s literary stars.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers. We are a place where creativity and innovation are celebrated, where new talent is nurtured and where diverse voices from across Australia are represented.

Donations to the Emerging Writers’ Festival go towards supporting today’s best new writers and discovering unheard voices.

In 2014, we celebrated our 11th anniversary; that’s 11 years of championing Australia’s vibrant community of emerging writing and delivering our unique range of professional development seminars, networking opportunities and help emerging writers connect with their audience.

Pen Pals Donor Program

Our philanthropic program Pen Pals directly supports writers at the Emerging Writers’ Festival. We pay all writers a $100 fee for any appearance, your donation will go towards sponsoring the appearance of a writer, a group of writers, or you could go as high as nurturing an entire literary movement.

All donations over $100 will be recognised by the Festival.

The very real difference your gift makes to a developing artist will be acknowledged on our website. As a Pen Pal you will also receive an invitation to the 2015 invite-only Artists’ Party, and special Pen Pal mail.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival exists due to the kindness and generosity of all our supporters, donations of all sizes assist us towards achieving our goals.

If you would like more information on how you can support the Emerging Writers’ Festival, please call Kate Callingham on (03) 9094 7877 or send an email to generalmanager@emergingwritersfestival.org.au.


Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation with registered charitable and Deductible Gift Recipient status. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.