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 2019 awards are open and offer a total prize pool of $253,500.
There are ten national prizes 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 31 May 2019. A$50 nomination fee applies to the published book award categories. Some fee-exemptions are available.
There are two unpublished manuscripts awards – the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer and the David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander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. Nominations close 30 June 2019 and there is no fee to apply.
There are development awards for Queensland writers – two Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Awards and three Queensland Writers Fellowships. Nominations close 30 June 2019 and there is no fee to apply.
Nominations are now open! Access the 2019 guidelines and nomination forms.
Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about nominations and eligibility.
Read the latest media releases.
Congratulations to the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards winners and finalists.
Celebrate the success of Queensland Writers Fellowship recipients.
View information about the Queensland Literary Awards judges.
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To contact the State Library of Queensland about the Queensland Literary Awards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Crowd Giving 2018 donors through the Queensland Library Foundation.