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Creative Writers

Project Assistance for Creative Writers

This program assists professional writers with the writing of specific creative projects.
Eligible genres include drama, fiction, juvenile literature, non-fiction, poetry, spoken word
and graphic novels. Awards are available to support the creation of new works or the re-writing of existing unpublished or unproduced projects in any eligible literary form. Applications may
be made by individuals or a collaboration of two or more writers who share creative control / authorship of a project.

Application Deadline: September 15

Note: if the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Before you Apply:

  • Read the program guidelines.
  • All applicants, especially new applicants, are urged to discuss their request with Council staff prior to submission.
  • If you do not have Adobe Reader to view the PDF files, click here to download the most recent version.

Program Guidelines:

Program guidelines are reviewed and revised annually. Please ensure you are working with the most current program guidelines for each intake.

Print version August2018

Application Form:

Application forms are available approximately six weeks before the program deadline.
The intake for 2018 is now open.

Fillable word doc

Note: The Word document is a fillable application form. Hit Tab to move from one form field to the next, or Shift+Tab to return to the previous form field.

Mac Users: after saving or opening the MS Word application form, please check your ‘Downloads’ folder, as this is where the file is automatically placed. You may have to select and open the file.

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