Queensland Literary Awards

2020 shortlist – congratulations to the finalists!

Queensland Premier's Award for a work of State Significance


The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award 


The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award 


Griffith University Young Adult Book Award 


University of Southern Queensland Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection


Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection 


Queensland Writers Fellowships

$19,500 – there is no shortlist for this award

David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer


Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer


Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards


The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award


We will announce winners in September. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, or contact us via email at qla@slq.qld.gov.au. 

Queensland Literary Awards trophy

Congratulations to the Queensland Literary Award winners and finalists!



Queensland Writers Fellowship certificates

Celebrate the success of the Queensland Writers Fellowship recipients.  

QLAwinners and finalist stickers

Read the latest media releases

Library Shop stall at Queensland Literary Awards 2019

Read about the judging process 

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Find the answer to your FAQ

Queensland Literary Awards trophies

Congratulations to the 2018 Queensland Literary Award winners and finalists!



Stay up to date with the 2020 program by following the Queensland Literary Awards on Facebook and Twitter.  

To contact State Library of Queensland about the Queensland Literary Awards, please email qla@slq.qld.gov.au.

Major partners

Category sponsors

Principal benefactors

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 Ian and Susan Mackie of the Hocking Mackie Fund at the APS Foundation.