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In exciting news, a new festival focused on feminist writers has been launched. Suffice to say WILAA are looking forward to the event in August.

The Feminist Writers Festival (FWF) has been established to support and promote feminist writers in Australia by hosting a biannual feminist writers festival. The FWF builds on existing themes and voices around feminism and women’s writing by offering a space for critical engagement and practical support for all feminist writers and readers.


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Women in Literary Arts Australia aims to foster community and promote women in literature of all forms. We formed in mid 2015, and in 2016 will produce the results from our first Survey of Australian Writers, and undertake the first Events Count. The Survey of Australian Writers will create a snapshot of how women writers feel about their opportunities and work. The Events Count, which will be expanded in following years, will provide a statistical analysis of how women are represented on the stages of literary events and festivals in Australia.


We are seeking a volunteer to act as Online Editor for our soon-to-be-launched WILAA blog and newsletter. The aim of the blog and newsletter is to promote opportunities and events for women writers to our community, and to highlight the work of women writers around Australia. You will join a volunteer team of women contributing to WILAA in a part-time capacity.


We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. We particularly welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, writers of colour, writers with a disability or other women from diverse backgrounds. Applications from all over Australia are encouraged as this position will operate predominantly online, with communication via Skype and email possible.


Please see the position description below and email Lefa Singleton Norton on with your applications by 5pm, Monday 25 July.

Women in Literary Arts Australia – Volunteer Online Editor Position Description