Longlist for 2018 ‘KYD’ Unpublished Manuscript Award announced
The longlist for the 2018 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced.
The longlisted works, and their authors, are:
- ‘Blindside’ (Beth Amos)
- ‘The Eulogy’ (Jacqueline Bailey)
- ‘Behind the Lines’ (Michael Burrows)
- ‘The Wrecked Republic’ (Mikaella Clements)
- ‘What in Me is Dark’ (Allan Drew)
- ‘Every Shiny Thing’ (Keren Heenan)
- ‘Little Did I Know’ (Nicole McAlinden)
- ‘An Onslaught of Light’ (Natasha Rai)
- ‘The Wife of a Soldier’ (Brian Raynor)
- ‘Pretty Roadkill’ (Miranda Siemienowicz)
- ‘Vine’ (Jasmin Taylor)
- ‘Sedition’ (Marisa Wikramanayake).
The award attracted 166 entries from across Australia. The shortlist will be announced on 22 June and the overall winner on 6 July.
The winning writer will receive $5000 and a mentorship with publishing directors Rebecca Starford (nonfiction) or Hannah Kent (fiction).
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Onyx B Carmine (S J Norman) was the winner of the inaugural award in 2017 for their short story collection ‘Permafrost’.
For more information about the award, see the website.