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The Deakin University Nonfiction Prize

Deakin University and Express Media are excited to present The Deakin University Nonfiction Prize.

Entries between 5,000 and 10,000 words are welcome across all nonfiction genres, including memoir, journalism, essay, and creative nonfiction. They may be excerpted from a longer work but should preferably also function as stand-alone pieces.

Entrants must be 30 years of age or under as of the closing date (Sunday 1 September  2019), and be residents of Australia.

Both previously unpublished writers and writers who have had a work published with a commercial or not-for-profit publishing house are eligible.

In 2019, all shortlisted writers will receive:

  • an invitation to an exclusive craft development masterclass with some of Australia’s best nonfiction writers
  • personalised feedback on their entry from the judges
  • a generous selection of new-release books from publishers including: NewSouth Publishing, Black Inc and Scribe Publications

The winner receives a cash prize of $3000, and an editorial mentorship to develop their work from Managing Editor at Black Inc and Express Media Board Member Julia Carlomagno.

Entries close: Sunday 1 September 2019.

For more information about submission guidelines, and to enter, please visit the Express Media website.

Posted in Competitions, Young Writers

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