The Stella Prize invites you to join the 2017 Stella Sparks campaign and show your support for writing by Australian women. This year, we’re highlighting the impact of nonfiction writing by women on Australian culture and society.

Small donations are sparks that kindle and ignite the life force of Stella, and the community around us. With this in mind, we invite anyone who believes in gender equality in literature to become a Stella Spark.

Become a Stella Spark – by donating a minimum of $100 to the Stella Prize ($50 concession).

Donate Now

To show our appreciation, Stella Spark donors who donate before 30 April 2017 will be eligible for several special opportunities, including receiving the following:

  • a 2017 Pilot Writer’s Diary to kickstart your year’s writing resolutions;
  • a book of your choice that showcases the best nonfiction writing by Australian women;
  • free entry to the Stella Sparks Party and 2017 Stella Prize Longlist Announcement in Sydney on 7 February;
  • plus a Stella tote bag, Stella bookmark, and Stella postcard.

See below for more information.

Share Your Nonfiction #StellaSpark

Stella Sparks is much more than a donations drive. We want to celebrate and recognise the impact of nonfiction writing by Australian women.

We want to hear about the incredible works of nonfiction by Australian women that have inspired and informed you – your nonfiction #StellaSpark. A nonfiction Stella Spark is the book, essay, article or other piece of nonfiction writing by an Australian woman that struck a spark for you.

Share a photo of your nonfiction Stella Spark (if it’s in printed form) or a link if it’s available online, along with the story of why you chose it across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #StellaSpark.

Find out more here. 

Stella Sparks Donations

The nonfiction Stella Sparks campaign is an opportunity for readers and book-lovers to celebrate nonfiction writing by Australian women and champion cultural change by offering material support to the Stella Prize.

Donating to the Stella Sparks campaign demonstrates your support for the goals of the Stella Prize, and enables us to continue fighting for recognition for Australian women writers. We invite you to become a Stella Spark donor, and to join us in working towards a more equitable literary culture.

Once you have donated and become a Stella Spark, we will email you to confirm:

You will also be acknowledged as a Stella Spark supporter on our website, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

Click here to Donate

Direct bank transfers can be arranged by emailing Veronica Sullivan, Prize Manager, at

Cheques can be sent to: The Stella Prize, Studio 706, The Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.

Please note: donations must be of at least $100 (full)/ $50 (concession) in order to confer Stella Spark status and be eligible for the associated opportunities. Donations below this threshold will be classified as regular Stella Fan donations.
The following concessions are accepted:
  • Student
  • Senior
  • Healthcare card
  • Youth (26 and under)