Submissions for 2008 National Young Writers’ Festival - MusicNSW

Submissions are now open for the 2008 National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF). They are seeking proposals from writers of short fiction and critical non-fiction, poets, novelists, journalists, zinesters, bloggers, playwrights, curators, editors, word-loving performance and installation artists, independent publishers, critics, activists, media geeks, comics artists, theory-heads and more . to take part in the massive 2008 10th Anniversary festival.

The NYWF has been Australia’s premier event for young and emerging writers and culture-makers for the last decade. In 2008 we celebrate this achievement with a special 10th anniversary festival. The NYWF encompasses over 70 events including readings, panel discussions, performances, exhibitions, interventions and a wide range of special projects, and brings together nearly 200 guests from a huge variety of backgrounds. It is a hands-on festival aimed at writers themselves, with the majority of audiences aged between 18 and 35. As well as playing host to senior and more experienced artists, NYWF is also home to fresh-faced first-timers. If you are passionate about writing and have something to share with thousands of like-minded people from across Australia, we want to hear from you.

Expressions of interest are sought from writers and artists wishing to participate in the 2008 Festival program. We are also seeking proposals for events, performances, installations or workshops of any nature which are in keeping with the NYWF’s style and culture. We will be accepting proposals until Saturday 31st March, 2008.

The 2008 NYWF is on from October 2 – October 6. For more information and to download an application form, go to

If you have any questions, or want to discuss an idea in person, don’t hesitate to get in touch with this year’s festival directors:

Amy Ingram: | 0413 006 046

Daniel Evans: | 0407 594 487

Nicolas Low: | 0424 832 231