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Eight national prizes are on offer for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators. This includes the $25,000 Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance which highlights a uniquely Queensland story. Nominations close 30 April 2020. $10 Early Bird discount available for nominations received in March. Some fee-exemptions also apply.
Published book awards and prizes:
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The awards include national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators, two unpublished manuscripts awards – the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer and the David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander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. Nominations close 30 April 2020 and there is no fee to apply.
Development awards and prizes:
The 2020 Awards are now open. Read the guidelines and find out how to enter.
Congratulations to the Queensland Literary Award winners and finalists!
Celebrate the success of the Queensland Writers Fellowship recipients.
Read the latest media releases
Read about the judging process
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Congratulations to the 2018 Queensland Literary Award winners and finalists!
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To contact State Library of Queensland about the Queensland Literary Awards, please email email@example.com.
The Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer is supported by Jenny Summerson through the Queensland Library Foundation.
A Queensland Writers Fellowship is supported by the Hocking Mackie Family through the Queensland Library Foundation.