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Scribe 2015 nonfiction prize longlist announced

Scribe has announced the longlisted titles for its third annual nonfiction prize for young writers.

The prize, run in conjunction with Express Media, offers the winner a cash prize of $1500; a meeting with an editor or publisher at Scribe; up to 10 hours of editorial time to work on developing a piece to Scribe’s publication standard or to work on developing it into a book-length project; and a 12-month subscription to Scribe consisting of one new-release nonfiction title each month.

 The 12 longlisted titles are:

  • ‘Match Fixing: Arranged Marriages in Australia’ by Zoya Patel
  • ‘Machine Highs’ by Drew Rooke
  • ‘Eating With My Mouth Open’ by Samantha van Sweden
  • ‘Perpetual Otherness’ by Yamiko Marama
  • ‘But With Blood’ Ellena Savage
  • ‘Something To Be Tiptoed Around Until It Goes Away’ by Emma Marie Jones
  • ‘In My Own Tongue’ by Clem Moriscot
  • ‘The Laws of Thermodynamics’ by Elizabeth Bryer
  • ‘Only So Much’ by Eda Gunaydin
  • ‘A Liberal View’ by Patrick Mullins
  • ‘Blood Sports’ by Eric Gardiner
  • ‘Chew’ by Carly Smith


The longlist was chosen by Scribe senior editor Julia Carlomagno, Voiceworks nonfiction editors Kimberley Thomson and Alan Weedon, Express Media creative producer Fiona Dunne, and Rosanna Beatrice Stevens, who was ‘highly commended’ for the prize in 2013. The winner is chosen by Scribe’s editorial team. The shortlist will be announced on 2 November and the winner will be announced at the Express Media Awards on 3 December.

For more information about the award, visit the Express Media website here.


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