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2019 AAWP X UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize

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In partnership with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has announced the return of the AAWP X UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize.

Enter your short story or poem based on this year’s UWRF theme, Karma, to be in the running. While previously open only to those based in Australasia, the Prize is now open to emerging writers anywhere in the world.

The winner will receive a 4-Day Main Program Pass to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2019 (23-27 October), accommodation for the duration of the Festival, and AUD500 towards airfares. In addition, they’ll receive a one-year AAWP membership and fully subsidized conference fees to attend its annual conference, where they’ll be invited to read from their winning work. In addition, the editors at Meniscus will consider the work for publication.

For this competition, an emerging writer will not have a full-length, single-authored, commercially published print publication in any genre.

Entries must be in English and not exceed 30 lines (poetry) or 3000 words (prose).

Entry fee: $20

Closing date: Wednesday 31 July 2019.

More information can be found on the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival website.

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