The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers.
On offer are eight national prizes for outstanding published 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.
Published book awards and prizes:
- Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance – $25,000
- Fiction Book Award – $15,000
- Non-Fiction Book Award – $15,000
- Griffith University Young Adult Book Award – $15,000
- Children’s Book Award – $15,000
- University of Southern Queensland Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection – $15,000
- Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection – $15,000
- The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award – $10,000
Development awards are also on offer including the David Unaipon Award and Glendower Award for unpublished manuscripts, and opportunities for Queensland writers only – three Queensland Writers Fellowships and two Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards.
Nominations close at 5pm AEST on Friday 30 April 2021.
Find out more and apply here: https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships-awards-residencies/queensland-literary-awards