The 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award is now open

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Now in its third year, The Woollahra Digital Literary Award is a national literary award supporting innovation in Australian literature and publishing, encouraging writers producing work in a digital medium.

From the Woollahra Municipal Council website:

The award seeks submissions of a literary nature that are digitally born – published online or in electronic form.

The Woollahra Digital Literary Award offers a Non-Fiction, Fiction and Poetry prize for works published digitally in the first instance:

Non-Fiction
A monograph, collection of essays or a long essay – published in the first instance online or in an electronic format that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. (3000-80,000 words.)

Fiction
A novel, novella or short story collection – published in the first instance online or in an electronic format that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. (3000-80,000 words.)

Poetry 
Works of poetry published in the first instance online or in an electronic format that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. The maximum word count is 3000 words, or 100 lines, whichever is greater. There is no minimum word count.

The Woollahra Digital Literary Award is open to all Australian residents aged 16 years and over, who have published work online in the first instance in the last two years.

Submitted works must be available online as: .epub, .pbd, .mobi/azw, .ibooks or .pdf file from a known ebook vendor or platform (such as iBookstore, Google Play, Amazon, Bookworld, Kobo, Baker & Taylor or Overdrive), or as an article, essay or poetry available on a blog, online magazine or website that has an editorial selection process.

Entrants must provide a URL to the web location where digital work can be accessed as proof of publication. It is the responsibility of each entrant to provide a working URL. Only works that were published in a digital format in the first instance will be accepted for judging.

Non-fiction prize: $3000
Fiction prize: $3000
Poetry prize: $1000
Entry fee: $10
Entries close: Monday 11 March 2019
Shortlist announced: Friday 10 May 2019
Winners announced: Thursday 30 May 2019

Find out more about how to enter via the Woollahra Municipal Council website.

Good luck to everyone entering.

 


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