The 2019 awards are open and offer a total prize pool of $253,500. There are ten national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators. This includes the $25,000 Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance which highlights a uniquely Queensland story.
Nominations close 31 May 2019. $10 Early Bird discount available for nominations received in April. Some fee-exemptions also apply.
There are two unpublished manuscripts awards – the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer and the David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer. Nominations close 30 June 2019 and there is no fee to apply.
There are development awards for Queensland writers – two Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards and three Queensland Writers Fellowships. Nominations close 30 June 2019 and there is no fee to apply.