Queensland Literary Award audience at the State Library of Queensland. Photo by Joe Ruckli.

Fellowships, Awards and Residencies

Queensland Memory Awards

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.


Poster for the fundraising campaign for nurses from the Centaur House Records collection.


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

Young Writers Award

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

Queensland Literary Awards

The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers.