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The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award

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Do you dream of being a published writer? Enter Australia’s most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is one of Australia's richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering publication by Allen & Unwin, with an advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000, The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award has launched the careers of some of Australia's most successful writers.

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award-winning authors have gone on to win or be shortlisted for other major awards, such as the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Booker Prize.

Entries for the 2018 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award are now open.

The winner of the 2017 Award will be revealed in April 2017.

Entry requirements:

The manuscript submitted with the entry form should be a work of fiction, Australian history or biography. It must be a minimum length of 30,000 words and a maximum of 100,000 words. The manuscript must be an original work, entirely by the entrant and it must be written in English. It cannot be under consideration to any other publisher or entered into any other award. 

An entry fee of $25 applies.

Closing date is 31 May 2017.

For full details on how to enter and the history of the award, please visit the website here.


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