We are thrilled to announce the establishment of the inaugural Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize. Officially launched at the Leading Edge Books Roadshow in Sydney on 17 July, this prize endeavours to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors writing in the areas of literary fiction and non-fiction, and celebrates the recent formation of the Penguin Random House Literary Division.
Submissions are being accepted from today, with entry open to all Australian residents aged 18 and above. Entries will close on Friday 20 October.
Entries will need to include a 300 word synposis, manuscript and pitch document (full details on the entry page below).
The winner, to be announced on Friday 9 February 2018, will be awarded $20,000, with the winning book slated for publication in early 2019.