Enter the 2023 Penguin Literary Prize

It’s time to polish your manuscript and enter the 2023 Penguin Literary Prize!
Here are the details from Penguin:

The Penguin Literary Prize was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction – in keeping with Penguin Random House’s proud tradition of publishing this country’s greatest writers.

Submissions will be accepted until 11.59pm AEDT Monday 12th December, 2022.

For any other questions, please email [email protected]

Upload a Word document (no bigger than 3MB in size) with the following information:

1. Synopsis
Write a synopsis of the Work of no more than 300 words.

2. Pitch
Include a page with the following information:

  • Title of the Work, and indicate the genre of the Work.
  • Brief summary of the Work (two or three sentences).
  • Brief author biography (two or three sentences).
  • Details of any publishing history and writing awards received.
  • Indication of whether the Work has been published, or provided to any other publisher, anywhere in the world.
  • Indication of whether this, or a similar, Work was previously submitted to PRH Australia (if so, provide details).

3. Manuscript
A complete, unpublished manuscript.

Submissions will be accepted until 11.59pm AEDT Monday 12th December, 2022. The winner will receive $20,000 and the opportunity to publish with Penguin Random House Australia.

A shortlist will be revealed on Thursday 9 March 2023, with the winner announced on Thursday 15 June 2023. Find out more here.

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