Emerging Indigenous Writers Fellowship


Margaret Dooley Emerging Indigenous Writers Fellowship

The annual Margaret Dooley Young Writers Fellowship is offered to support the development of young Australian writers.

In 2018 Eureka Street is partnering with IndigenousX to offer the fellowship to an Emerging Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Writer.

The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer with an interest in current events, ethics and social justice to work with the editors of Eureka Street and IndigenousX, to produce 12 columns (six per platform), paid upon publication at $200 per article.

At the end of the fellowship, there will be opportunities to contribute to Eureka Street and IndigenousX on an ongoing basis.

How to apply

Please submit a brief CV (maximum one page) including your date of birth and contact details, along with two previously unpublished op-ed style articles on a current issue. The articles shoud be: 


700 to 800 words long


Authoritative but written in conversational English

Focused on the ethical and social justice dimensions of the topic


We highly recommend familiarising yourself with both Eureka Street and IndigenousX before submitting, in order to get a feel for the kinds of topics and angles the editors prefer.

Please email your CV and articles as three separate attachments to eureka@eurekastreet.com.au. Include the subject line APPLICATION - MARGARET DOOLEY FELLOWSHIP. If you don't use this subject line your application will be missed. 

Applications are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers under the age of 35 as of 1 January 2018, and close at midnight 31 March 2018. The successful applicant will be contacted to discuss start dates for the Fellowship. Good luck and happy writing!

Topic tags: Eureka Stree, Margaret Dooley Award, young writers, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, IndigenousX