City of Melbourne relaunches Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards
Melbourne’s Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards, last held in 2017, will be relaunched this year, reports CBD News.
Prizes will be awarded in six categories: short story, poetry, narrative nonfiction, novella, life writing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and graphic short story, with an overall winner to be selected from the category winners. Cash prizes ‘of up to $12,000’ will also be awarded.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp said: ‘We are a world-renowned city of literature; cultivating and fostering the next generation of writers is crucial … I am looking forward to reading the best of Melbourne’s literary talent when the awards are held again.’
Jack Callil was the most recent recipient of the overall prize, for his narrative nonfiction piece ‘When Everything Goes Shit for a Bit’.
Submission deadlines for the award are yet to be confirmed.