Writing Programs

Green Leaves / Red River

An international publication that will support eight poets and two emerging editors from CALD backgrounds to publish a full manuscript of poetry.

Green Leaves / Red River is a new international publication project by Centre for Stories in partnership with Red River Press based in Delhi.

The project will support eight poets from CALD backgrounds to publish a full manuscript of poetry. The project will also provide two editorial fellowships to emerging editors from CALD backgrounds. Editorial Fellows will work with writers to develop a manuscript of high literary standard. The collections will be published over two years and sold individually as part of a series.

This project is possible with funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Poetry Manuscript Submissions

Centre for Stories is accepting submissions for manuscripts of poetry* from emerging writers who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.**

Successful applicants will have their manuscript edited, published and launched in partnership with Centre for Stories and Red River.

Before applying, please read the Green Leaves Submissions Guidelines.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Editorial support
  • Print publication of their manuscript
  • Royalty payments or upfront payment
  • Profiling and access to Centre for Stories networks

Applications closed on 1 July 2022.

Editorial Fellowship Applications

Open to emerging editors who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse,** applicants are invited to submit their CV along with a statement of intent and purpose.

Before applying, please read the Editorial Fellowship Guidelines.

Successful Editorial Fellows will receive:

  • A desk space at Centre for Stories,
  • A stipend of $250 per publication,
  • Mentor support from Robert Wood.

Applications closed on 1 July 2022.


* We will not accept submissions of prose or multimedia formats.

** Centre for Stories would like to emphasise that we consider CaLD inclusive of people who identify as First Nations and/or People of Colour. As always, all of our programs encourage people who also identify as LGBTQIA+ and those living with disability to apply.