Hardie Grant Books and RMIT Writing and Publishing are proud to present the inaugural Spark Prize, a new biennial developmental prize for narrative non-fiction.
Free to enter, The Spark Prize presents unpublished and published writers in Australia with an exciting opportunity to develop their writing project from a budding idea into a strong final manuscript with professional editorial support from Hardie Grant Books. It aims to foster talent in the narrative non-fiction genre, giving the prize-winner the essential tools and guidance to drive their project to publication.
The prize includes $2,000 in prize money, a 6-month editorial mentorship with Hardie Grant Books and a one-week residency at RMIT’s stunning McCraith House on the Mornington Peninsula. Three shortlisted candidates will also win a book bundle from Hardie Grant as well as an editorial session with Hardie Grant Books.