Managed by the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Foundation Inc, the KSP Writers' Centre is a vibrant not-for-profit incorporated organisation and registered DGR charity located in the Perth Hills region of Western Australia. The Foundation was formed in 1985 to preserve Katharine's Place at 11 Old York Road and run it as a Centre dedicated to writing development, the promotion of writers and literature, and to preserve the heritage-listed home and legacy of celebrated Australian author Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969).

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to support the development of literary work by hosting a number of annual residencies for Australian writers. 


APPLICATION ENQUIRIES: Contact the KSP Writers’ Centre office on 08 9294 1872 or office@kspwriterscentre.com Office hours are 10am-2pm AWST, Monday-Friday.


Important Notes for Applicants

  • Information about the residency can be found on the KSP website.
  • Please also consider the Terms of Use (see bottom of application form) and read the category guidelines carefully to ensure your eligibility before submitting an application. Applicants must be KSP members.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. 
  • KSP's Upcoming Category position offers a $500 AUD contract salary for a full-time period residing at the Centre for one-two consecutive weeks.
  • Please ensure you download the Supporting Residency Document template from the KSP website and complete all required sections. You will be asked to upload this as a .doc or .docx attachment saved as your name as part of this application. Applicants who do not submit this specific template will be deemed ineligible.
  • All applicants will be notified approximately five weeks after deadline. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within this time for an interview with the Selection Panel.



The KSP Writer-in-Residence Program is funded by the KSP Foundation Inc and supported by the Shire of Mundaring.

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to support the development of literary work by hosting a number of annual fellowships for Australian writers.

APPLICATION ENQUIRIES: Contact the KSP Writers’ Centre office on 08 9294 1872 or office@kspwriterscentre.com


Important Notes for Applicants

  • Please read and understand the Terms of Use regarding the conditions of the fellowship. 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
  • ESSENTIAL: Please ensure you download the specific Supporting Fellowship Document template from the KSP website and complete all required sections. You will be asked to upload this as a .doc or .docx attachment as part of this application. Applications that do not use this template or do not complete all sections within the template will be automatically declined. Due to the volume of applications received, applicants will not be provided with the chance to re-submit, so ensure you have used the KSP template before submitting.
  • All applicants will be notified approximately three-six weeks after the deadline.

The KSP Fellowship Program is subsidised by the KSP Foundation Inc and supported by the Shire of Mundaring and WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to present this annual open theme short fiction competition for young Australian writers, which is FREE to enter thanks to sponsorship from the Shire of Mundaring. Results will be announced at an awards ceremony in December and published on social media and the KSP website thereafter. 

Queries: Office hours are 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri. office@kspwriterscentre.com / 08 9294 1872

Prizes *subject to discretion of judge*  
First place: Certificate with $100 prize
Second place: Certificate with $50 prize
Up to five highly commended and commended certificates  
Mundaring National Young Writers encouragement award for under 14s with $25 prize
Select entrants invited to read their story at KSP’s Awards Ceremony at the Centre or via Zoom, early in December.

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to present this annual open theme short fiction competition for Australian writers, supported by the Shire of Mundaring. Results will be announced at an awards ceremony in December and published on social media and the KSP website thereafter. 

Queries: Office hours are 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri. office@kspwriterscentre.com / 08 9294 1872

Prizes *subject to discretion of judge*  
First place: Certificate with $300 prize and weekend residency at KSP Writers' Centre
Second place: Certificate with $150 prize
Up to five highly commended and commended certificates  
Shire of Mundaring Encouragement Award for local writer (residents of Bailup, Beechina, Bellevue, Boya, Chidlow, Darlington, Glen Forrest, Gorrie, Greenmount, Helena Valley, Hovea, Mahogany Creek, Malmalling, Midvale, Mount Helena, Mundaring, Parkerville, Sawyers Valley, Stoneville, Swan View, The Lakes and Wooroloo): Membership to the KSP Writers' Centre.
Select entrants invited to read an extract of their story at KSP’s Awards Ceremony at the Centre or via Zoom, early in December.

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to present this annual open theme poetry competition for young Australian writers, which is FREE to enter thanks to sponsorship from the Shire of Mundaring. Results will be announced at an awards ceremony in December and published on social media and the KSP website thereafter. 

Queries: Office hours are 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri. office@kspwriterscentre.com / 08 9294 1872

Prizes *subject to discretion of judge*
First place: Certificate with $100 prize
Second place: Certificate with $50 prize
Up to five highly commended and commended certificates
Mundaring National Young Writers encouragement award for under 14s with $25 prize
Select entrants invited to read their story at KSP’s Awards Ceremony at the Centre or via Zoom, early in December.

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to present this annual open theme poetry competition for Australian writers, supported by the Shire of Mundaring. Results will be announced at an awards ceremony in December and published on social media and the KSP website thereafter. 

Queries: Office hours are 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri. office@kspwriterscentre.com / 08 9294 1872

Prizes *subject to discretion of judge*
First place: Certificate with $300 prize and weekend residency at KSP Writers' Centre
Second place: Certificate with $150 prize
Up to five highly commended and commended certificates
Shire of Mundaring Encouragement Award for local poet (residents of Bailup, Beechina, Bellevue, Boya, Chidlow, Darlington, Glen Forrest, Gorrie, Greenmount, Helena Valley, Hovea, Mahogany Creek, Malmalling, Midvale, Mount Helena, Mundaring, Parkerville, Sawyers Valley, Stoneville, Swan View, The Lakes and Wooroloo): Membership of the KSP Writers' Centre

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to present this annual open theme poetry competition for unpublished West Australian writers over the age of 18. This award is sponsored by KSP-member Flora Smith in memory of her cousin Annette Cameron, life-long friend of Katharine Susannah Prichard.

Definition of 'unpublished': The entrant has never published a full collection of poetry either in print or online.

Results will be announced at an awards ceremony in December and published on social media and the KSP website thereafter. Shortlisted entrants may be contacted prior to the awards ceremony with an invitation to attend and read an extract of their entry. Fee: $10; Limit of one entry per person. 

Queries: Office hours are 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri. office@kspwriterscentre.com / 08 9294 1872.

Prizes *subject to discretion of judge*

First place: Certificate with $150 prize
Up to three highly commended and commended certificates
Select entrants invited to read their story at KSP’s Awards Ceremony at the Centre or via Zoom.

The KSP Writers' Centre is pleased to offer this fantastic opportunity to three emerging writers from Western Australia for a fully funded two-year development program, including retreats, workshops, seminars and mentoring. This mentored retreat with Dr Laurie Steed is included as part of the 4 Centres Emerging Writer Program coordinated by Fremantle Press in partnership with the KSP Writers’ Centre, Fellowship of Writers WA, Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre, and WA Poets Inc. Sponsored by the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

KSP Writers' Centre