The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) is proud to launch the NYWF Incubator Program – a program dedicated to providing mentoring to young writers and journalists from remote and regional areas, and creating a pathway for their participation in the 2025 National Young Writers’ Festival.

The incubator will pair young writers with a mentor for a period of 15 months, culminating in a programmed work NYWF 2025.

Applications are open to young writers age 18 – 30 living in Alice Springs, Tenant Creek and the Barkly Region.

More details on eligibility, criteria and requirements can be found in the form below.

Applications close Friday 12 July.

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