Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards
Deadline February 10 (must be received by this date), formerly February 18. Highly recommended free contest gives prizes for the best book published during the preceding calendar year in a variety of genres. Contest is open to authors who either are citizens or permanent residents of Western Australia. There is a top prize of A$60,000 (The Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship) designed to assist a Western Australian writer, of any style or genre, to develop their writing practice and give them the time to create new work. A prize for Writing for Children of A$15,000 will be awarded for a work of prose, poetry, or narrative nonfiction written for children (0-12 years old), in any genre, by an author residing in Western Australia. An Emerging Writer prize of A$15,000 is open to first-time published authors residing in Western Australia. See website for more details. Authors, publishers, or literary agents may nominate a title using the online form, then send 5 copies of book to the address provided during the online nomination process. For the fellowship, submit 3-page CV, your most relevant work (of any length), 40-page writing sample, 3-page statement, and three 1-page letters of support.
Published: December 24, 2019