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The Novel Prize, a new biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world.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The 2020 KYD Unpublished Manuscript is now open for entries!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 For more information: https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/2020/03/the-2020-kyd-unpublished-manuscript-award-is-now-open/
The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of Australia’s richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering prize money of $20,000 plus publication by Allen & Unwin with an advance against royalties, The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award has launched the careers of some […]
The Colin Roderick Literary Award is awarded to the best original book of the year dealing with any aspect of Australian life, first published by an Australian publisher. The winner of the 2020 Colin Roderick Award will receive $20,000 in prize money and presented the H.T. Priestley Medal.
The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies presents this annual award to the best original book, published in Australia, dealing with any aspect of Australian life. Submissions must be published during 2019 and can be in any field or genre of writing, verse or prose. Read all the terms and conditions online. […]
Described by The Irish Times as a ‘Dragon’s Den for writers’, the Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving novelists the opportunity to bypass the slush pile, pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of publishers and […]
Busybird Publishing is now running their Eggcellent Manuscript Assessment Competition, in which winners – in the categories of Novel, Memoir, Self-help, Kids Picture Book, and Poetry – will each receive a comprehensive manuscript assessment. A manuscript assessment is a report examining structure, content/plot, prose, characters, grammar, punctuation, spelling, publishability, and marketing. This is a critical part of […]
With great pleasure, we draw your attention to an exciting suite of prizes and opportunities for emerging writers offered by the AAWP and partner organisations in 2019.
Hachette Australia, along with the Richell family, is honoured to launch the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers for 2019, in partnership with The Guardian Australia and The Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Entries for the 2020 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award are now open! Offering prize money of $20,000 plus publication by Allen & Unwin with an advance against royalties
HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2019 Banjo Prize. HarperCollins launched The Banjo Prize in 2018 in a quest to find Australia’s next great storyteller. The inaugural recipient is Tim Slee, whose debut novel Taking Tom Murray Home will be published by HarperCollins in […]
Submissions for the 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing are now open. The Text Prize aims to discover incredible new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers. You have until Friday 8 February to send in your unpublished manuscript.
Penguin Literary Prize open for submissions Sydney, Tuesday 2 October 2018: Penguin Random House Australia has opened submissions for their annual Literary Prize.
2019 marks 40 years since the establishment of the Premier’s Literary Awards in 1979.
This $20,000 award is presented alongside the H.T. Priestley Medal for the best original book of the year dealing with any aspect of Australian life, first published by an Australian publisher in 2017. Before completing and submitting the award entry form, you must read and agree to the conditions of entry […]