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Awards and fellowships

Queensland Memory Awards

Applications now open. The Queensland Memory Awards are given annually by the Library Board of Queensland to recognise the achievement of excellence in research and the contribution of new knowledge to Queensland’s history. Supported by the Queensland Library Foundation.
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Queensland Literary Awards

The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers.
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Indigenous writing fellowships and editing internships

The black&write! Writing and Editing Project consists of an annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writing Fellowship competition and Editing Internships.
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Young Writers Award

The Young Writers Award or YWA is an annual $2,000 short story competition open to Queenslanders aged 18 to 25.
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