The 2022 Penguin Literary Prize is now open

Want the chance to be published with Penguin Random House and receive a $20,000 advance? Well, the 2022 Penguin Literary Prize is now open and awaiting your submission! 

Launched  in 2017, the prize was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction.

Every year the Penguin Literary Prize receives around 400 entries. Past winners include Hitch by Kathryn Hind, The Spill by Imbi Neeme, The Rabbits by Sophie Overett, and Denizen by James McKenzie Watson.

Justin Ractliffe, Publishing Director said “It’s an honour to be trusted with the work of these emerging voices and I’m excited to see what this year’s submissions bring.”

Previous winner Sophie Overett, author of The Rabbits stated (from the press release): “‘Winning the Penguin Literary Prize was the start of an incredible journey for me, both professionally and personally, and having the opportunity to work with the wonderful team at Penguin Random House Australia has been creatively invigorating in a way I never could have anticipated. It’s been a process of guidance and support, collaboration and championing, and through that, I’ve not only gotten to see my book on shelves around the country, but feel like I’ve really grown as a writer. It’s the rare opportunity that every aspiring author dreams of.” 

Penguin Random House is one of the world’s top publishing houses and this is an excellent opportunity to get your manuscript in the door.

Submissions are now open to Australian residents aged 18 and over and the deadline is 14 December 2021.

To find out more or to enter, visit the Penguin Random House website.

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