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Vickerman wins SLQ Young Writers Award

10 September 2020
Ellen Vickerman has won the the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) Young Writers Award for her short story 'Unit K13', described by the judges as ‘a standout winner’. Vickerman receives...

NT Literary Awards 2020 shortlists announced

10 September 2020
The shortlists for this year’s Northern Territory Literary Awards were announced in August. The finalists in each category are: Short story award ($1000) 'Of Ruts and Roars'  (Mhairi Duncan) 'Bull...

Richell Prize 2020 longlist announced

8 September 2020
Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) have announced the longlist for the 2020 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The longlisted works are: 'The Dream Weavers Apprentice' (Kate Clinch-Jones)...

NSW Premier’s History Awards 2020 winners announced

7 September 2020
The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has announced the winners of the 2020 NSW Premier’s History Awards, worth $15,000 each. The winning works in each category, chosen from shortlists announced...

Banjo Prize 2020 shortlist announced

7 September 2020
HarperCollins has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Banjo Prize for an unpublished work of commercial fiction. The shortlisted manuscripts are: 'The List' (Megan Albany) 'The Tuesday Afternoon Murder Club'...

Queensland Literary Awards 2020 winners announced

7 September 2020
The winners of the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category, chosen from shortlists announced in August, are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work...

Blake Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist announced

4 September 2020
The shortlist for the Blake Poetry Prize has been announced. The eight shortlisted poems are: 'History of Sadness' by Louise Carter 'On Finding Charlotte in the Anthropological Record' by Judith...

EWF announces At Home Residencies

3 September 2020
The Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) has launched a new remote residency program, the EWF At Home Residencies. Four successful applicants will each receive $1600 to commit to spending two weeks...

PANZ Book Design Awards 2020 shortlists announced

2 September 2020
The shortlists for the 2020 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best illustrated book Crafting Aotearoa (ed...

Inaugural Write North residency recipients announced

2 September 2020
Create NSW and Byron Writers Festival have announced the recipients of the inaugural Write North Writers’ Group Residency, worth almost $40,000. The successful mid-career and established NSW writers' group comprises...

Nib Literary Award 2020 shortlist announced

1 September 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Mark and Evette Moran Literary Award, known as ‘the Nib’, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: After the Count: The death of Davey Browne...

SCBWI announces new awards for Australian illustrators

31 August 2020
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has announced three new awards for Australian illustrators, with support from the Copyright Agency. The SCBWI Australian Picture Book Illustrator Awards...

Ned Kelly Awards 2020 shortlists announced

26 August 2020
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The shortlisted works in each category are: Best crime fiction...

Hardie Grant, RMIT announce new narrative nonfiction prize

26 August 2020
Hardie Grant Books and RMIT Writing and Publishing have established a new biennial developmental prize for narrative nonfiction. Open to published and unpublished Australian writers, the Spark Prize offers $2000...

RWA awards 2020 winners announced

26 August 2020
The winners of the 2020 Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards, known as the Ruby Awards, have been announced. The winners include: Contemporary romance The...

Ellmann, Szirtes win James Tait Black prizes

24 August 2020
In the UK, Lucy Ellmann and George Szirtes have won the James Tait Black prizes for fiction and biography respectively. Ellmann won the fiction prize for her novel Ducks, Newburyport...

Magabala announces fellowship for mid-career writers

21 August 2020
Magabala Books has launched a new fellowship for mid-career First Nations writers and storytellers, worth $10,000. The Magabala Fellowship, supported by the Serp Hills Foundation, is open to Aboriginal and...

MUBA renamed SPN Book of the Year Award

18 August 2020
The Small Press Network (SPN) has renamed its annual Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) as the Small Press Network Book of the Year Award. The MUBA 'celebrated hidden gems—engaging and...

Robotham shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger

14 August 2020
Good Girl Bad Girl (Michael Robotham, Hachette) has been shortlisted for the Gold Dagger in the 2020 Crime Writers Association (CWA) Dagger Awards. The Gold Dagger is for the best...

A&U announces new crime fiction prize

10 August 2020
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....