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KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award longlist announced

The longlist for the 2019 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced.

The longlisted authors and their works are:

  • Pamela Baker for ‘Dark Glass’ (fiction)
  • Shelley Burr for ‘Wake’ (fiction)
  • Lisa Emanuel for ‘The Covered Wife’ (fiction)
  • Matt Millikan for ‘This American Carnage’ (fiction)
  • Venita Muir for ‘Lonesome Haul’ (fiction)
  • Anne So for ‘Second Chance Luck’ (nonfiction)
  • Sam van Zweden for ‘Eating with My Mouth Open’ (nonfiction)
  • Kaya Wilson for ‘As Beautiful as Any Other’ (nonfiction).

The longlist was chosen from 143 entries by a judging panel comprising KYD publishing director Rebecca Starford, Allen & Unwin publisher Jane Palfreyman and the 2018 award winner Nicole McAlinden.

A shortlist will be announced on 22 July. For the first time this year, each shortlisted author will receive the week-long KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship, while the winner will receive $4000.

For more information about the award, see the KYD website.



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