ABR – Calibre Essay Prize now open!

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the eleventh Calibre Essay Prize, Australia’s premier prize for a non-fiction essay. All essayists writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. Entries must be submitted online via our website. Discounted entry is available for current ABR subscribers and bundled subscription and entry packages are available. The Prize is worth a total of AU$7,500.

Essays must be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and must be written in English.

Judges: Sheila Fitzpatrick, Peter Rose, and Geordie Williamson 

Deadline for entries is 15 March 2017

The first prize is AU$5,000 with a supplementary prize of AU$2,500

Click here to enter online

See our website for more information. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting us with queries about the Calibre Prize.

Click here for more information about past winners.

More information

Contact Australian Book Review (03) 9699 8822 or [email protected] 

We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Mr Colin Golvan QC.

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