Entries are now open for the The Russell Prize for Humour Writing, which is administered by the State Library of NSW and Foundation on behalf of the estate of the award's benefactor Peter Wentworth Russell. The prize was established to celebrate, recognize and encourage humorous writing, and to promote public interest in this genre.
It is award biennially for the work which is judged to be the best book of humour writing by an Australian author and published in the previous two years. The winner of the 2017 prize will receive $10,000.
Some of the eligibility requirements are:
- Works nominated must have been first published between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016, and commercially available within this period
- All works, except poetry, must have a minimum length of 40,000 words.
- Works of fiction and non-fiction, including poetry and collections of short stories, are eligible for consideration.
- All nominated works must be written in English
For full eligibility details, please visit the website here.