ASA, HQ launch $10,000 commercial fiction prize
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and HarperCollins imprint HQ have announced a new commercial fiction prize for an unpublished manuscript.
The winner of the ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize will receive a book contract with HQ and a $10,000 advance against royalties. A runner-up will receive 20 hours consultation towards a new website and online presence audit from Leading Hand Design, worth $3000.
The award is open to unpublished book-length works of commercial fiction by Australian and New Zealand authors. A shortlist will be announced in early 2020 ahead of an announcement ceremony for the winner in Sydney in March.
The prize is currently accepting entries and the instructions for submissions can be found on the ASA website here.