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Queensland Literary Awards

The Queensland Literary Awards showcase outstanding authors from across Australia.

About the awards

The Queensland Literary Awards showcase outstanding authors from across Australia, celebrating emerging and established authors in a range of genres.

State Library of Queensland is proud to manage the awards in collaboration with sponsors, the literary community, and industry partners.

The 2023 shortlist will be announced in August. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 6 September. Watch the ceremony live stream right here.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the awards, phone us on 07 3842 9321 or email

Help support writers

The Queensland Literary Awards are supported by the Library Foundation. Be part of the celebration of literature and help nurture Australian writers.
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Major partners

Queensland Government logo

Category sponsors

Copyright Agency Cultural FundThe University of QueenslandGriffith University logoUniversity of Southern Queensland logoThe Courier-Mail logo

Principal benefactors

Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer is supported by Jenny Summerson through the Queensland Library Foundation. 

Children's Book Award is supported by Susan Hocking and Ian Mackie, and their family, through The Hocking Mackie Trust at APS Foundation. 

The Queensland Writers Fellowships are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and State Library of Queensland.


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