Thank you for visiting the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) website and welcome.

Our Victorian fellowship is part of an Australia wide writers group working for excellence in literature, and we also invite you to search our FAW partner groups in other States.

We represent and support writers wherever possible.

Because you are a visitor to our site, we feel you must have an interest in writing. Would you like to become a writer or perhaps you already have published work. You might like to write a family history, poetry, a novel, a film script, but you just need a little nudge to get you going. You could enter some of our awards or awards conducted by other groups.

Remember these three things:

  • Successful writers experienced 10% inspiration and 90% work.
  • Put your ideas from reverie, conversations, or news items into a journal no matter how trivial they might seem at the time. This is fodder for writers.
  • Begin, the rest is easy.

If getting on with it becomes a problem we are here to advise and help—we’ve all been through it.

If you have a finished work, let us know about it so we might find a pathway for you to walk.

Please keep in contact with us because we need you as well as you need us. 

Annual General Meeting Results

Margie Francis was re-elected president of FAWVic at the annual meeting held in the Bluestone Restaurant, 58 Ballarat Street, Yarraville on 9 March. Goulburn Valley Writers president Robyn Black was elected vice president. Secretary is Jim Mynard, and committee members are David O’Dwyer, Adrian Peniston-Bird, Daan Spijer, and Mary Broadhurst.

We still need to find a treasurer, but have received welcome assistance from Goulburn Valley Writers
Treasurer Helen Castles.

Jim Hamilton Award,

Jennifer Burbidge Award

and Ivy Hart Award

Winners to be announced in April.

All competitions are listed on the National Awards page once details are confirmed.