2021 Queensland Literary Awards - entries are closed.
Judging in this year's Queensland Literary Awards is now underway. We will announce shortlists in August, and winners in September.
Published book awards and prizes:
- Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance - $25,000
- The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award - $15,000
- The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award - $15,000
- Griffith University Young Adult Book Award - $15,000
- Children’s Book Award - $15,000
- University of Southern Queensland Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection - $15,000
- Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection - $15,000
- The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award - $10,000
Development awards and prizes:
Queensland Writers Fellowships x 3 - $19,500 each
David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer - $15,000
Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer - $15,000
Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards x 2 - $12,500 each
Nominations for all categories closed at 5pm AEST on Friday 30 April 2021.
About the Queensland Literary Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers. State Library of Queensland proudly manages the awards in collaboration with sponsors, industry partners and the writing community.
The awards include national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators, two unpublished manuscripts awards – the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer and the David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer, and development awards for Queensland writers – two Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Awards and three Queensland Writers Fellowships.