The Penguin Random House (PRH) Literary Prize, launched in 2017, was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction. PRH is already home to many admired and awarded authors, and this prize offers aspiring and diverse writers from across the nation a chance to connect with […]
The Miles Franklin Literary Award
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is given to a novel of the highest literary merit that presents Australian life in any of its phases. Publishers are required to submit novels on behalf of an author. All works must be in English. Works written by two or more authors are eligible […]
The 2021 Stella Prize
Entries for the 2021 Stella Prize are now open. The $50,000 Stella Prize will be awarded to the best work of literature – fiction or nonfiction – published in 2020 by an Australian woman or non-binary writer. Visit here for more information.
Kate Challis RAKA Award 2020 for best book of poetry
The 2020 Kate Challis RAKA Award is now open for applications from Indigenous poets. RAKA, which means ‘five’ in the Pintupi language, is awarded to an Indigenous artist in one of five categories annually, including creative prose, poetry, script writing, drama and visual arts. In 2020, the $20,000 award celebrates the best book of […]
AAWP Creative Writing Prizes
The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) annual prizes are now open. Further information for each opportunity is available on the prizes page of the AAWP website. AWP/UWRF Translators’ Prize, closing 31 July 2020 Introducing this new opportunity in 2020: this prize celebrates the art of translation, and is open to translators at any stage […]
The Novel Prize
Fitzcarraldo Editions, Giramondo and New Directions are pleased to announce The Novel Prize, a new biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world. The Novel Prize offers $10,000 to the winner, and simultaneous publication of their novel in […]
The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 2020
Now in its eighth year, the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is accepting entries of creative, insightful fiction up to 2000 words that engage with the theme FUTURE. The competition is open to all women and non-binary writers. All entries must be original, previously unpublished and unperformed.
The David Unaipon Award
Entries are now open for the David Unaipon Award – an award that has launched the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers such as Ellen Van Neerven, Doris Pilkington Garimara, Tara June Winch and Samuel Wagan Watson. The prize includes $15,000 prize money plus manuscript development and publication […]
The Banjo Prize 2020
HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce that entries for the 2020 Banjo Prize are open! HarperCollins launched The Banjo Prize in 2018 in a quest to find Australia’s next great storyteller. The Banjo is open to all Australian writers of commercial fiction, offering the chance to win a publishing […]
KYD Unpublished Manuscript
The 2020 KYD Unpublished Manuscript is now open for entries! All shortlisted writers will be awarded the KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship (a one week intensive editorial mentorship) with an additional $4000 cash prize for the winner. For more information: https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/2020/03/the-2020-kyd-unpublished-manuscript-award-is-now-open/
Penguin Literary Prize 2018
Penguin Literary Prize open for submissions Sydney, Tuesday 2 October 2018: Penguin Random House Australia has opened submissions for their annual Literary Prize.
THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE
Now in its fourth year, the prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world. It marks the University of Canberra’s commitment to creativity and imagination. Prize entries may be submitted until 30 June 2017.
The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2018
Win publication plus $20,000 with The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2018. Are you a writer under the age of 35? Could you be Australia’s best new young writer? Then here’s your chance to enter Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript with The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2018.
2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
Nominations now open for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature The biennial Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature feature six national and five South Australia categories, with the Premier’s Award for the overall winner worth $25,000. Run by Arts South Australia since 1986, the awards celebrate Australia’s writing culture by offering […]
Henry Kendal Poetry Award
Central Coast Poets Incorporated (NSW) will be calling for entries to the Henry Kendall Poetry Award (HKPA) on January 20th 2017, closing on 28th February 2017.