Write non-fiction? The Deakin University Non-Fiction Prize is now open and there’s $3,000 AUD up for grabs!
Entries for this competition close on 1 September 2019. It’s open to writers aged 30 and under, writing long-form non-fiction who are also Australian residents.
From the media release:
Entries between 5,000 and 10,000 words are welcome across all non-fiction genres, including memoir, journalism, essay, and creative non-fiction.
The winner receives: a cash prize of $3000 and an editorial mentorship to develop their work from Managing Editor at Black Inc and Express Media Board Member Julia Carlomagno. Shortlisted writers will receive: an invitation to an exclusive craft development masterclass with some of Australia’s best nonfiction writers, personalised feedback on their entry from the judges and a generous selection of new-release books from publishers including: NewSouth Publishing, Black Inc and Scribe Publications.
The judges are:
- Bethany Atkinson-Quinton (Creative Producer, Express Media)
- Timmah Ball (2016 Westerly Magazine Patricia Hackett Prize Winner), Julia Carlomagno (Managing Editor, Black Inc)
- Maddee Clark (2018 Un Magazine‘s Co-editor)
- Briohny Doyle (Lecturer in Creative Practice, Writing and Literature, Deakin University)
According to the Express Media website:
The winner will be announced as part of the opening night of the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on Friday 15 November.
To find out more and to enter, head to the Express Media website.
Remember, entries close 1 September 2019. Good luck!