Sydney University Literary Awards

Closing date: 2 August 2019.

The Department of English at the University of Sydney is pleased to invite entries for two literary awards, made possible through generous bequests to the University.

Entries are now open for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award  and the David Harold Tribe Fiction Prize.

The Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award 2019

This is the third biennial award made under the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest. The award is open to Australian women poets over the age of 18, for an unpublished full-length poetry manuscript of 50-80 pages. The winner will receive $7000 and publication of their manuscript with Vagabond Press.
Judges: Pam Brown, Fiona Hile and Kate Lilley.

The David Harold Tribe Fiction Prize 2019

This award has been made possible by a generous gift to the University by David Harold Tribe, author and humanist, to promote interest in Australian fiction and to encourage the writing of fiction in Australia.

The prize of $12,000 is for an original unpublished work of fiction on any theme, between 3000–5000 words in length. The prize is open to anyone normally resident in Australia.
Judges: Bernard Cohen, Mireille Juchau and Beth Yahp.

More Information
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