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Barbara Jefferis Award applications opening soon

Entries will open soon for the 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award, which is awarded to ‘the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society’.

Applications for the 2020 award open on 9am 17 April 2020 and close at 5pm on 25 June 2020.

This year the prize pool includes $50,000 for the winner with $5000 to be distributed among the shortlisted authors.

Terms and conditions and more information are available on the ASA website:


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