By Mark Svendsen | Posted on May 7th, 2019
Queensland Literary Awards – now open
The 2019 awards are open and offer a total prize pool of $253,500.
There are ten national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators. This includes the $25,000 Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance which highlights a uniquely Queensland story. Nominations close 31 May 2019. A$50 nomination fee applies to the published book award categories. Some fee-exemptions are available.
There are two unpublished manuscripts awards – the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer and the David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer. Nominations close 30 June 2019 and there is no fee to apply.
There are development awards for Queensland writers – two Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards and three Queensland Writers Fellowships. Nominations close 30 June 2019 and there is no fee to apply.
Awards and prizes
Published book awards
Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance – $25,000
The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award – $15,000
The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award – $15,000
Griffith University Young Adult Book Award – $15,000
Griffith University Children’s Book Award – $15,000
QUT Digital Literature Award – $15,000
University of Southern Queensland History Book Award – $10,000
University of Southern Queensland Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection – $10,000
Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection – $10,000
The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award – $10,000
Unpublished manuscript and development awards
Queensland Writers Fellowships – $19,500
David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer – $15,000
Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer – $15,000
Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards – $12,500
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