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Science Write Now, an online magazine dedicated to creative writing and art inspired by science, is thrilled to announce the first round of writing and editing fellowships for Queensland students proudly supported by the Queensland Government—Engaging Science Grants.

Two Queensland Writing Fellows will be selected to complete an online writing fellowship, with mentorship by Author and Science Write Now co-founder and editor, Dr Amanda Niehaus. Amanda is a scientist, award-winning essayist and short-story writer, and author of the novel The Breeding Season

Between July and October, the Fellows will research and write an essay or short story of 1500-2000 words for Science Write Now’s ‘Synergy’ edition. In addition to publication of their work, Writing Fellows will be paid $400AUD each. 

Two Queensland Editing Fellows will be selected to complete an online mentorship with SWN Managing Editor Taylor Mitchell. Taylor’s fiction and non-fiction has been published in Griffith Review and Overland among others, and she was awarded the 2023 Kat Muscat Fellowship.

Between July and October, the Fellows will learn how to put a literary magazine issue together — including working with Taylor to commission writers, provide editorial feedback for Science Write Now’s ‘Synergy’ edition and contribute to the Editorial Letter that opens the edition. This will be approximately 12 hours of work between August and November 2024. Editorial Fellows will be paid $400AUD each.

The fellowship is open to Queensland students in Years 10, 11 and 12. At least one selected fellow from each discipline will be based in regional or remote Queensland. 

Applications are open now and close 31 July. If you have any questions about the fellowships please contact Taylor at

Apply here