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Giramondo partners with RMIT to launch Speculate Prize

RMIT University has announced it will partner with Giramondo Publishing to launch the Speculate Prize, a new trans-Tasman award for an unpublished speculative fiction manuscript.

The biennial prize aims to ‘uncover and support writers who embrace new literary modes and extend the possibilities of the novel and short story form’, and is open to Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand writers ‘who explore the expansive possibilities of literature’.

The winner will receive $5000 prize money, a mentorship from Giramondo and a week-long residency at RMIT’s McCraith House on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

One highly commended author will receive a 12-month book subscription (valued at $250) from Giramondo and a feedback session with a Giramondo editor.

The inaugural 2021 prize will be judged by Rose Michael (RMIT), Astrid Edwards (MWF), Nick Tapper (Giramondo) and literary critic Declan Fry. It is supported by Whispir and the Speculate Literary Festival.

For more information and entry criteria, see the prize website.


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