The 2019 Queensland Literary Awards are now open, with ten national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators:
Published book awards – nominations close 31 May 2019
- Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance (must highlight a uniquely Queensland story)
- The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
- The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award
- Griffith University Young Adult Book Award
- Griffith University Children’s Book Award
- QUT Digital Literature Award
- University of Southern Queensland History Book Award
- University of Southern Queensland Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection
- Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection
- The Courier-MailPeople’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award
Unpublished manuscript and development awards – nominations close 30 June 2019
- Queensland Writers Fellowships (QLD writers only)
- David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer
- Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer (QLD writers only)
- Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards (QLD writers up to 30 years of age only)
Eligible works must be first published and offered for general sale in Australia between 1 June 2018 and 31 May 2019.
Entry fee: $50 for published works ($10 Early Bird discount available for nominations received in April). No nomination fee required for unpublished manuscript and development awards.
Total prize pool is $253,500.
For more information and to download guidelines, please visit the State Library of Queensland website.