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Sponsorships, grants and philanthropy support the Queensland Literary Awards and black&write! Writing and Editing Project to create and develop Australian stories

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Queensland Literary Awards

State Library of Queensland proudly manages the Queensland Literary Awards in collaboration with sponsors, industry partners and the writing community. Winners take home more than $238,000 in prize money across 11 categories that include fiction, nonfiction, poetry and unpublished work. The Foundation works with organisations and individuals across Australia to fund these categories.

Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer

The Queensland Literary Awards thrive because of the support of sponsors, philanthropists and grantors. One such supporter is Mrs Jenny Summerson.

Mrs Summerson is proud benefactor of the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer: “Coming from a family of printers and being a keen reader and member of book clubs, I know the important role books play in the lives of so many people. Queensland has so much talent and I am proud to support emerging writers through this award. I wish there could be more than one winner!”.

Thank you to all our generous supporters - your trust and belief in our projects means the world to us.

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2015-16 black&write! editing team (L-R) - Grace Lucas-Pennginton, Ellen van Neerven (Senior Editor), and Yasmin Smith. Photo by KiLN.

black&write! Writing and Editing Project

black&write! was established in 2010 to provide training for First Nations editors to work in the Australian publishing industry, and support First Nations writers in their career development. Some of the writers who have achieved successful through their involvement with the project include Claire G. Coleman ("Terra Nullius"), Ellen van Neerven ("Heat and Light"), Sue McPherson ("Grace Beside Me"), and poet Ali Cobby Eckermann. black&write! is the only project of its kind in Australia and is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust. Click below to hear more about black&write!

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