Calibre Prize

Deadline for entries is 18 January 2016.

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the tenth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, which is worth $5,000. Calibre is Australia’s premier award for an original essay. Anyone writing in English is eligible, regardless of where they live.

The Calibre Prize is intended to generate brilliant new essays and to foster new insights into culture, society, and the human condition. We welcome essays from leading authors and commentators, but also from emerging writers. All non-fiction subjects are eligible.

Essays must range from 3,000 to 7,000 words and must be written in English.

Online entry is recommended, but posted entries will be accepted. Before entering the Calibre Prize, all essayists must read the Terms and Conditions.

Click here to enter online

The tenth Calibre Prize will be judged by 2015 Calibre winner Sophie Cunningham and ABR Editor Peter Rose.

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