I am applying for the Australia Council New Works Grant this month. I still do not have enough writers and it seems Australian writers are not interested at the moment, very strange. I will need to advertise for Australian writers outside of what I have tried, so that will mean a paid for ad in a national or state paper.
The grant has varying amounts and emerging writers/illustrators can apply for $10,000, $15,000 or $25,000. I will base the amount on an estimate I will give to the project once I have further quotes and costs come in.
So wish me luck, it’s an arduous process applying for these grants, but I will be giving it my best shot.