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Chapter One Prize 2024

Emerging writers are invited to submit one chapter (or 5,000 words) from a literary novel, short story collection, or a hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries. Alternatively, ysubmit up to 50 lines of poetry from a larger poetry collection.

This prize is offered in partnership with University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP), and is aimed at emerging writers.

You must be a member of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), and you may enter as many times as you like.

Entry fee: $20.

Prize: $500 cash prize, alongside fully subsidised conference fees for the AAWP’s annual conference. You will also receive a written appraisal of your work from an established literary author and a letter of recommendation to UWAP, which will see your manuscript assessed without delay.

Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2024.

For further details visit AAWP’s website or Meniscus Literary Journal‘s submittable portal.

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