The Queensland Literary Awards are currently open for nominations and there is a new category:
Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards
The details are as follows:
‘Young Queensland writers are invited to enter the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards, part of the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards, for a chance to win $10,000 plus career development support. The award will be presented to two outstanding Queensland writers, aged 18 to 30, who exhibit high quality writing, a track record of publication outcomes and a commitment to developing and sustaining an ongoing career as a writer.
To demonstrate a publication history, eligible nominees must be able to demonstrate at least one of the following publication outcomes:
One full-length published book (including online publications with an ISBN).
- Self-published writers will need to supply reviews of their work that appeared in a recognised newspaper, professional magazine or national journal.
- Five (5) short works of fiction or non-fiction (minimum 100 words each) published in professional literary journals, edited anthologies, major newspapers or national magazines (print and online accepted).
- Ten (10) poems published in professional literary journals, edited anthologies, major newspapers or national magazines (print and online accepted).
- An online blog which has existed for at least two years, with evidence of a wide following and regular (at least monthly) new content.
- A full length performance script (theatre or film) which has premiered in Australia.
Other categories in this year’s Queensland Literary Awards include:
Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance
- University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
- University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award
- Griffith University Young Adult Book Award
- Griffith University Children’s Book Award
- University of Southern Queensland History Book Award
- University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award
- State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection – Judith Wright Calanthe Award
- Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards
- Unpublished Indigenous Writer – David Unaipon Award
- Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award
- The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award
Nominations for the Queensland Literary Awards close 19 June 2015.’ *
* Information provided by:
Stephanie Birch | Marketing and Communications Coordinator | Communications
State Library of Queensland