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2020 Deborah Cass Prize

Early-career writers of migrant background are invited to apply for the 2020 Deborah Cass prize.

The winning writer will receive a cash prize of $3,000 plus a three-month mentorship with an established writer. The winning manuscript will be presented to Black Inc. publishers for consideration. The award package is designed to help an early-career writer finish their manuscript and get their book published.

Applicants must be early-career writers with ten or fewer publications (articles, short stories or poetry) and no full-length book published or contracted for publication.

Applicants must either have been born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas.

Applicants are required to submit a writing sample of up to 3,000 words and a supporting statement of up to 600 words.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 August 2020.

For more information, visit the Writers Victoria website.

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