The Les Carlyon Literary Prize

The Les Carlyon Literary Prize is a new prize established by the Australian War Memorial to honour the legacy of eminent historian, author and journalist Mr Les Carlyon AC, with the aim to encourage and support emerging writers.

The prize will be awarded biannually for an author’s first book or major publication relating to Australian military history, Australian social military history, or war history, with entries open to works of fiction and non-fiction published in 2018–20.

Winner’s Prize:

  • $10,000 cash prize
  • Copies of submitted works will be offered as donations to the Memorial’s National Collection

See here for further information.

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