The Stella Prize

Stella Sparks

What is a Stella Spark?

The Stella Sparks campaign is an opportunity for readers and book lovers to celebrate Australian women's writing and champion cultural change by donating to the Stella Prize. Donating to the Stella Sparks campaign shows 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.

How do I become a Stella Spark? 

Become a Stella Spark by making a contribution to the Stella Prize. Our suggested minimum Stella Spark donation amounts are:

  • $100
  • $50 (concession)

Larger donations are always appreciated too!

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.
  • acknowledgement as a Stella Spark donor on the Stella Prize website

About the Stella Prize 

The Stella Prize exists to achieve equal representation for women's writing. Much more than just an award, Stella aims to raise awareness and generate discussion; to connect lovers of literature and inspire women to write; and, vitally, to lobby for the equal inclusion of women's writing in our education system. Our vision is of an Australia that values the stories of women as highly it does those of men with tangible progress towards a richer, more representative national identity.

How can I learn more?  


Give today and show your support for Australian women's writing! 

We acknowledge all gifts on the Stella Prize website. Please let us know if you'd rather be anonymous by emailing us at:

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 (or $50 concession) in order to confer Stella Spark status. Donations below this threshold will be classified as regular Stella Fan donations.

Contact Details

706/37 Swanston Street

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.