The Dorothy Hewett Award is open to all writers who have completed a manuscript and are seeking publication. The work must be fiction, narrative nonfiction or poetry, inclusive of hybrid genres such as verse novels or memoir.
Word limits: The work must be fiction, narrative non-fiction, or a poetry collection of more than 90 pages. Works of prose must be at least 40,000 words.
Entry fee: $15.00.
Prize: The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000.00, courtesy of Copyright Agency, and will be offered a publishing contract by UWA Publishing.
The judges for the 2020 award are Terri-ann White, Director UWA Publishing; Elfie Shiosaki, Lecturer in the School of Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia; and James Ley, author and contributing editor of Sydney Review of Books.
Closing date: Friday August 30 2019.
A shortlist will be announced in November, with a ceremony to celebrate the winner in early 2020.
For more information, please visit UWA Publishing’s website.