The Kat Muscat Fellowship

Express Media is honoured to present The Kat Muscat Fellowship, offering support and development for a young writer or editor.

The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young woman or non-binary person. Kat’s writing embodied her personal mantra of feminism, empathy and defiance, and each year the recipient of the fellowship is asked to take up her notion of challenge: exploring bold subjects, thinking deeply and critically about the world and the culture we consume, and reflecting and building on the craft of writing or editing.

Applicants must be a woman or non-binary person, and aged between 16 to 30 at the commencement of the Fellowship in March 2019. The Kat Muscat Fellow is selected by the Custodial Committee of The Kat Muscat Legacy Projects, which includes members of Express Media’s board and staff, the Muscat family and appointed community members.

Express Media is honoured to announce Liana Skrzypczak as the winner of the 2019 Kat Muscat Fellowship, which offers support and development for a young Australian woman or non-binary writer and/or editor.

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Adopted from Korea into an Australian family with a Polish background, Liana Skrzypczak plans to use the fellowship to travel to Jeju-do to develop an East-Asian specific myth/magic system and to learn more about the Shamanistic values and culture of Jeju-do. She plans to visit the Haenyeo museum and dive the infamous coastline that continues to sustain the Haenyeo and their families.

The Kat Muscat Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of our community. Please follow the link below to make a one-off or regular recurring donation to support the development of empathetic and defiant young writers and editors.


DEFIANCE, FEMINISM, EMPATHY: The Writing of Kat Muscat

Defiance, feminism, empathy. These were the principles that Kat Muscat lived by. This book is a tribute to a strong, angry, and vibrant young voice that was lost too soon, but through her work, will never be forgotten.
In October 2018 we launched The Writing of Kat Muscat: a collection of Kat’s published works. You can buy a copy of the book in our online store.