MA in Creative Writing

January 22, 2018

Hello friends,

If I looked pleased with myself, it’s because I am.

I have been accepted to UQ (University of Queensland) to study an MA in Creative Writing!!!!

I still have no idea how I’m going to pay for it, as I’m not eligible for a student loan, BUT I will find a way, because I’ve been accepted into an MA y’all!!

I haven’t been this excited about something for a long time, and I am so so ready to take this next step on my writing journey.

It’s rather unfair that I’m not entitled to a student loan in Australia, because I have lived in Australia for 11 years and both my children were born in Australia. But, because I have a NZ passport, I am not eligible. This is the main reason why I have not applied to do an MA in the past. However, late last year I decided that I would just do it and see what happened. And here I am – accepted and absolutely certain that it’s the right path.

So, dear friends, if you have any ideas about how I can raise funds please let me know! If I could raise enough to pay for the first semester, I could get a tutor job within the Uni and then apply for a personal loan or something similar. I’m considering GoFundMe for fundraising, and Patreon as a long-term option. But, you guys and gals might know something I don’t, so please let me know.

I’ve added a contact form below and look forward to hearing your bright ideas!

All the love,

Bianca xo



More about biancabowers

Bianca Bowers is the author of three poetry books: Love Is A Song She Sang From A Cage (2017), Passage (2015), and Death and Life (2014). She holds a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies and her poetry has appeared in Shot Glass Journal, Tongue In Your Ear, and The Art Toppling Tobacco Project. In 2017, her poem, Tree of Life, was featured in the trailer for a short-film called The Avant-Gardener. Bianca is currently fine-tuning 2 Poetry books and seeking homes for her novels, Cape of Storms (Literary Fiction), and Lawn Chairs (Womens Fiction). You can find her at and

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