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A&U announces new crime fiction prize

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has announced a new prize for an unpublished crime or thriller manuscript, with the winner to receive a publishing contract and advance against royalties of $25,000.

The A&U Crime Fiction Prize is open to both debut and previously published authors who are residents of Australia or New Zealand. The winning novel will be announced in September 2021 and published the following year.

A&U publisher Jane Palfreyman said, ‘The appetite of readers for quality crime fiction has never been so high, and Australian crime writing is flourishing here and around the world. At Allen & Unwin we have been consistently thrilled by the response to our award-winning and bestselling crime list, and are keen to expand it by discovering strong voices and new talent.’

Entries open August 31, 2020 and close on February 26, 2021. For more information about the prize, see A&U’s website.


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